Greetings—As we welcome another summer, the time-honored tradition of hunting continues to thrive in Maryland. Here at the Department of Natural Resources, we have spent the off-season developing more ways to bring you the recreation you love.
Hours have been extended and new public areas have been opened. Several counties now offer new Sunday hunting opportunities. We are working with our partners to sponsor junior events, and many locations provide access for those with physical challenges to assist those tested by life.
I am pleased to announce that Maryland hunters may now purchase licenses and stamps online at dnr.maryland.gov/huntersguide. You can print your license and additional Big Game Harvest Records instantly, as well as register your deer or turkey. A new, free DNRid Card provides a convenient personal account for future purchases.
As you may recall, a deer in Allegany County was discovered with Chronic Wasting Disease in November, 2010. I am proud of and grateful for our wildlife professionals’ extensive knowledge, planning and action. Quickly implementing regulations regarding the transport of deer have enabled us to ensure a stable and sustainable deer population for our great State.
Finally, I extend my thanks to you—conservation-minded hunters and trappers—for your important contributions to successful wildlife management. I wish each of you a safe and fruitful season.
John R. Griffin,
Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.