24 Hours a Day Natural Resources Emergency or Assistance Telephone:
1-800-628-9944 or 410-260-8888
Also use these phone numbers to report natural resources violations or ask questions on wildlife regulations.
All NRP regional offices are open Mon–Fri, 8am–4pm.
Emergencies on Boats
VHF Marine Channel 16 (156.800 MHz). The nearest NRP or Coast Guard will assist you or dial 911 on your cellular telephone.
Catch a Poacher 24 Hour Hotline
Citizens who supply Maryland Natural Resources Police with information leading to the arrest and conviction of a poaching violator are eligible to receive cash rewards. Give names, addresses, vehicle descriptions, and as much information as possible. The anonymity of the caller is guaranteed.
Add this number to your cell phone contact list!
Law Enforcement Division of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
410-573-4514 (Annapolis) or 410-228-2475 (Cambridge)
DNR Wildlife and Heritage Service Offices
Please contact regional offices listed below for more information on any of the following issues: hunting seasons, trapping seasons, bag limits, wildlife regulations, hunting licenses, stamps, permits, public hunting areas, managed hunts, hunting permit requirements, and Junior Hunter Days. For information on specific public lands refer to Public Hunting Lands.
Tawes State Office Building, E-1
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401
410-260-8540, FAX 410-260-8596
Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s Counties
Southern Region Main Office
6904 Hallowing Lane, Prince Frederick, MD 20678; 410-535-0282,
Myrtle Grove WMA
5625 Myrtle Grove Rd., LaPlata, MD 20646; 301-743-5161, FAX 301-743-7317
Allegany, Frederick, Garrett and Washington Counties
Western Region Main Office
3 Pershing St., Room 110, Cumberland, MD 21502; 301-777-2136, FAX 301-777-2029
Mt. Nebo WMA
1728 Kings Run Rd., Oakland, MD 21550; 301-334-4255, FAX 301-334-6541
11703 Mountain Rd., NE, Flintstone, MD 21530; 301-478-2525, FAX 301-777-9723
Indian Springs WMA
14038 Blairs Valley Rd., Clear Spring, MD 21722; 301-842-2702, FAX 301-842-1026
Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Harford, Howard, Montgomery Counties and Baltimore City
Central Region Main Office
11960 Clopper Rd., Gaithersburg, MD 20878; 301-258-7308, FAX 301-258-9607
Bel Air Wildlife Office
2 S. Bond St., Suite 101, Bel Air, MD 21014;
410-836-4557, FAX 410-836-4552
3740 Gwynnbrook Ave., Owings Mills, MD 21117; 410-356-9272, FAX 410-356-5063; Hours: 7:30am–11:30am, Aug. 13, 2012–Feb. 15, 2013
Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester Counties
Eastern Region Main Office
P.O. Box 68, Wye Mills, MD 21679;
410-827-8612, ext.105, FAX 410-827-5186
33626 Maryland Line Rd., Massey, MD 21650; 410-928-3650, FAX 410-928-5482
4220 Steele Neck Rd., Vienna, MD 21869; 410-376-3236, FAX 410-376-3916
32733 Dublin Rd., Princess Anne, MD 21853; 410-651-2320 (local), 410-543-8223 (Salisbury), FAX 410-219-8260
Licensing and Registration Service Centers
DNR Licensing & Registration Service Centers offer the following: hunting licenses, recreational fishing licenses, commercial fishing licenses, off-road vehicle permits, certificates of registration, title to vessels, and boat dealer licenses. Information about State Parks and Forests, other DNR locations and activities, and safety classes for hunters and boaters is also available. Public hours are 8:30am–4:30pm, Monday through Friday, except State holidays. Visit Licenses at: www.dnr.maryland.gov/service.
Regulations in red are new this year.
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