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More from DNR​​​

Sideling Hill Creek State Park a view of the valley and river from the overlook. Photo:Kendra Bree, Park Ranger.​​​

Fall Foliage Report – September 21, 2023​​

Most of Maryland’s tree canopies are still vibrant green, but there are pops of color to be found, even in southern Maryland, one of the last regions to reveal fall color change.
anglers with white perch​​​​

Maryland Fishing Report – 9/20​​​

As we move into the opening of weekend of fall, the Chesapeake Bay is beginning to cool. The upcoming week should provide moderate temperatures with windy conditions Thursday through Sunday, and rain on Saturday and Sunday.
Fishing in a cove​​​​

​Find a State Park or Forest​

​Maryland’s extraordinary, diverse, and beautiful public lands were the reason the National Geographic Magazine called the state of Maryland "America in Miniature". There is a state park or forest within minutes of your home.​​
Maryland Conservation Corps members at their graduation ceremony​​

Secretary’s Message – September 2023​​​

​The beginning of the school year always brims with promise and excitement. For many who are close to graduating, it’s time to explore their options in the workforce. I hope they’ll consider a career in natural resources and conservation.

Buy Your Fishing License​​

​Our online COMPASS portal gives you 24/7 self service access to our entire product catalog of recreational licenses, permits and stamps.
Image of the app with hunters on a boat - Photo: Kimberley Kelly

Download the DNR App​​

AccessDNR is the official app from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources for the State's outdoor enthusiasts.




Hunting Season in Maryland 2023-2024​​​​

From the deep woods of bear country to the marshes of our world class waterfowl territory, hunting and trapping opportunities abound in Maryland. Hunting is a valued part of our culture and heritage. It is an important conservation tool guided by our Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Heritage Service using sound science to ensure an appropriate balance of wildlife population. Get the latest information on the 2023-2024 hunting season here.

Our app, Access DNR, is​ also updated for the hunting season including our new bowhunter field survey, hunting dates for 2023-24,​ plus fishing locations and updated speed zone maps.

Hunter in the field with his dog