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.
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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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