House Bill 215: Would increase the number of Natural Resources Police officers to 435 by fiscal year 2023. Starting in 2015, number of recruits would begin to increase.
House Bill 812: Introduced by Delegate Wendell Beitzel, this bill would remove the requirement that active duty military personnel need to perform live firing as a part of the hunter education course needed to purchase a hunting license.
Senate Bill 525: Would add a $10 surcharge to the cost of fishing licenses. See Mike Sawyers column.
Senate Bill 619: Would increase the cost of a resident adult hunting license from $24.50 to $37. See Mike Sawyers column.
Senate Bill 650: Would prohibit the Department of Natural Resources from requiring a customer’s Social Security number for the purchase of a hunting or fishing license. Senator George Edwards is a co-sponsor.
Senate Bill 754: Would make it illegal to discharge a firearm or a bow within 500 yards of a public or private school while hunting for any wild bird or mammal.
There must be some sort of Gregorian mechanism I don’t understand that makes calendar time go by faster from Sept. 6 through early December.
Hunter, 90, bags buck
I had the pleasure of meeting you about four years ago during a banquet for the Allegany/Garrett Sportsmen’s Association. I was that year’s recipient of their annual scholarship.
- Happy hunter
Pa. bear numbers reported
Hunters killed 2,308 bears during the recent Pennsylvania season, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
Safari Club winner’s bear killed illegally in Alaska
A Michigan woman who received a prestigious award from an international hunting organization for killing a grizzly bear in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge four years ago was sentenced in federal court in Fairbanks recently for illegally killing the bear.
Three bears recently shot
The number of bears to have perished on Maryland roadways in 2013 rose slightly to 39, according to an unofficial count maintained by the Cumberland Times-News.
Quota met for Kentucky bear bow hunters
Hunters met the quota of 10 bears during Kentucky’s inaugural archery/crossbow season for black bears, which recently ended.
Times-News will use deer photos
The Cumberland Times-News will use photographs of hunters with deer that they harvested during the 2013 seasons. There is no charge.
Venison main course
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