June is Great Outdoors Month: Get outside with New DNR Mobile App

From MD DNR In celebration of Maryland’s abundant natural resources and exciting recreational opportunities, Governor Martin O’Malley has proclaimed June Great Outdoors Month. Even better, enjoying the State’s outdoors has never been easier with the Department of Natural Resource’s new mobile app, AccessDNR. Who knew, “there’s an app for that”? I downloaded the smart phoneContinue reading “June is Great Outdoors Month: Get outside with New DNR Mobile App”

2014 Spring Turkey Hunting in Maryland

From the National Wild Turkey Federation: What does a wild turkey look like?  See Griffin’s Guide: Getting Started With Turkeys: What Do You Actually Need? From Maryland DNR:  April 18 through May 9: one-half hour before sunrise to noon. Junior Hunt and May 10 through May 23: one half hour before sunrise to sunset. Only bearded turkeysContinue reading “2014 Spring Turkey Hunting in Maryland”

Coyote hunting in Maryland

‪Coyotes‬ may be hunted in all counties year-round in ‪‎Maryland‬ From the Maryland Guide to Hunting & Trapping: The coyotes‘ rapid range expansion throughout North America substantiates their adaptability and ability to thrive in a variety of habitat types. In Maryland, coyote occupy most of the state’s habitat types. Highest densities currently occur in intermixed woodland/farmland areas. However,Continue reading “Coyote hunting in Maryland”

Deer removal all in a day’s work in Maryland

  State Farm Insurance estimates there are at least 30,000 times each year that a vehicle driven in Maryland strikes a deer, according to Brian Eyler of the Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service. Maryland has the 14th highest risk among states for striking a deer. West Virginia is No. 1 and Pennsylvania ranks fifth. SomeContinue reading “Deer removal all in a day’s work in Maryland”

America’s Pest Problem: It’s Time to Cull the Herd

  From Time Magazine (of all places!) Excerpt: Faced with an outbreak of lyme disease and rising deer-related car accidents, the city council of Durham, N.C., authorized bow hunting inside city limits in November. Authorities in San Jose, Calif., in the heart of Silicon Valley, voted to allow hunting wild pigs within that city in October.Continue reading “America’s Pest Problem: It’s Time to Cull the Herd”