The Mountain Maryland Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association recently presented a robotic deer to the Maryland Natural Resource Police. From left are Lt. Greg Bartles, Sgt. Dave Marple and A. J. Fleming. “This should be a fantastic tool for our county. This particular robotic deer is an actual new 2012 model that is a completed taxidermist mount, has mobility throughout the body, and can be turned into either a doe with no antlers or one of many bucks depending on which antlers the NRP officer wishes to use,” said Fleming, branch president. NRP officers set the robotic deer in a field and then arrest people who shoot at it illegally, such as from a vehicle. Fleming encouraged hunters to use the Catch-a-Poacher hotline (800-635-6124) to report violations. The QDMA is a nonprofit organization that promotes balancing the deer herd with the habitat through a prescribed doe harvest and by various methods that restrict the harvest of young bucks. Garrett County has 27,000 acres enrolled and includes farmers, landowners, hunting clubs and leased land. To inquire, call Carl Lee at 301-387-4010.
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If you are a hunter in Almost Maryland, circle Thursday on your calendar so you don’t forget to attend the 7 p.m. hearing at Mountain Ridge High School in Frostburg that deals with proposed hunting regulations for the next two years.
Bear Watch - 03/02/2014
An 85-pound female bear with severe mange was shot and killed by a landowner along Everly Road near Accident on Feb. 25 after he received permission from the Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service to put the animal down.
Md. bear hunt may take on new form
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it may change the way black bear hunts are managed to make planning easier for hunters.
W.Va. schedules hunting, fishing regulation meetings
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will conduct 12 public meetings across the state in March to provide hunters, trappers, anglers, landowners and other interested parties an opportunity to review and comment on proposed 2014 hunting regulations, proposed 2015 fishing regulations and amphibian and reptile regulations.
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Virginia confirms two more CWD deer
Two new cases of chronic wasting disease were detected in Frederick County during the 2013 hunting season, according to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
U.S. Rep. Dingell has lengthy conservation track record
Ducks Unlimited looks back with appreciation on the career and accomplishments of Rep. John Dingell after the announcement of his retirement following the end of the 113th Congress.
Deer group honors David Samuel
The 2013 Whitetails Unlimited Hunting Heritage Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to David Samuel at the West Virginia First Mountaineer Chapter Hunters Night Out banquet in Wheeling in February.
Gobbler radar activated
With only 54 days until it opens, the Maryland spring gobbler season is officially on the radar.
Deer kill up in Allegany, but drops off in Garrett
Maryland hunters harvested 95,863 deer during the archery, muzzleloader and firearm seasons from Sept. 6 through Jan. 31.
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