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Waterfowl Blind Site Licensing

Beginning July 26 at 11:59 p.m the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will again offer an online-only process for Maryland hunters to apply for a 2022-2023 waterfowl blind site license.

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Guide to Hunting & Trapping 2022 - 2023

The complete guide to the 2022–2023 hunting year. Our team has been working hard to ensure your experiences afield will be enjoyable, safe and successful. We look forward to sharing the remarkable variety of opportunities available across Maryland.
Angler with bigeye tuna​​

Maryland Fishing Report – August 10

Families are fitting in those last summer vacations and simple relaxing times close to home. From local ponds and tributaries to the waters off Ocean City, Maryland’s waters are ideal places to spend time with children and allow them to experience the joys of fishing.​
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Jobs at DNR​​

We're hiring! Looking for a summer job or a career in natural resources? Join us and our mission to preserve, protect, restore, and enhance our environment for this and future generations.​

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.

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Maryland Urges Waterway Safet​y
​as Boating Season Hits Full Throttle


The outdoor temperature is rising, and Maryland’s waterways are about to get a lot busier. The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) reminds anglers, boaters, swimmers, and all waterway users to take proper precautions.

While it is important that everyone has an enjoyable boating experience, safety must come first. Boaters are encouraged to wear a life jacket because it drastically reduces the chance of a fatality, and citations will be issued to those who fail to carry a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket or the required safety equipment.

More Boating Information
People wearing lifejackets on a boat

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