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More from DNR​​​

Tree seedling​​​

5 Million Trees, Please

We want to p​lant and grow a tree for every Marylander.​ ​​We can all appreciate the benefits of being tree planters and stewards. Trees improve the environment and aid our common cause of a cleaner Chesapeake Bay.
angler with northern pike​​​​

Maryland Fishing Report – 5/31

Fishing together can form strong bonds between family and friends. Twin brothers Joe and Mike Popchak began fishing together when they were 8 years old – even though their father wasn’t a fisherman, he would take them out while he read the newspaper. The two brothers have kept with it through the years and recently got together to fish at Loch Raven Reservoir. ​​

Enter the DNR Photo Contest

​The 20th Annual Maryland Department of Natural Resources P​hoto Contest is open! All winners will be featured in the department’s 2024 wall calendar and published in The Maryland Natural Resource​ magazine.

Life Jacket Video Contest​​​

We invite all police and fire companies to submit videos of their members wearing their Coast Guard approved life jackets and having some good clean fun. Winners will be featured on the DNR website.

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.




The Maryland Natural Resource Magazine​​​

Let The Maryland Natural Resource inspire you, your friends and loved ones to enjoy, protect and live in harmony with Maryland's breathtaking landscapes, waterways and wildlife. From camping to conserving land, from boating to bicycling, from hunting to healthy streams, this quarterly magazine has something for everyone! The Maryland Natural Resource IS your guide to recreation & conservation in Maryland!

Articles are posted on our website, you can get home delive​ry too. Click the button below to get a preview, to subscribe visit our online store.


Cover of magazine with baby owl