Darlene Dom of Midland casts her line in Piney Reservoir Monday. The 120-acre impoundment, located in Garrett County, serves as the water supply for the city of Frostburg.

Let’s pick up where we left off two weeks ago when we were talking about changes in hunting that have taken place since I first pulled the trigger of a J.C. Higgins bolt-action .22 caliber rifle in 1958.

CUMBERLAND — Throughout June and July, visitors and residents of Maryland’s bear country may encounter more bear sightings than they would at other times of the year.

FROSTBURG — The Frostburg Rifle/Pistol Range, owned by the city of Frostburg and managed by Big Savage Sportsmen’s Club and Piney Mountain Sportsmen’s Association, will open for public use for 2021 on July 17 and 18, and will be open the first and third weekend of each month thereafter throu…

After the absence of one year, when pandemic restrictions altered much of life, the Maryland Wildlife and Heritage Service is back on track to resume testing deer for the presence of chronic wasting disease, an ailment always fatal to the animal.

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Commerce and Maryland Department of Natural Resources have announced that 18 Marylanders from the public and private sectors have been named as the state’s first Outdoor Recreation Ambassadors.

BILLINGS, Mont. — Grizzly bears are slowly expanding the turf where they roam in parts of the northern Rocky Mountains but need continued protections, according to government scientists who concluded that no other areas of the country would be suitable for reintroducing the fearsome predators.

Tynsley Llewellyn, 8, of Lonaconing, poses with her first buck on youth hunting day.

Citing COVID-19 protocols, the Maryland Wildlife and Heritage Service, an arm of the Department of Natural Resources, chose to forego sampling of hunter-harvested deer for chronic wasting disease during the 2020-2021 hunting seasons.

Eddie Shipway, of Flintstone, and Jeremy Bender of Mexico Farms, killed this black bear on the last day of the 2020 season on Green Ridge Mountain.

Lance Bender, 15, of Mexico Farms, shot this six-point buck during the opening day of deer season on Green Ridge Mountain.

Carson Bender, 12, of Mexico Farms, killed this seven-point buck on Green Ridge Mountain during the Maryland bow season.

There are two three-day hunts in Maryland this winter that may pull you away from the reloading bench or fly-tying table or the couch in front of the TV. One of those hunts will be in its seventh year, but the other is brand spanking new.

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Darlene Dom of Midland casts her line in Piney Reservoir Monday. The 120-acre impoundment, located in Garrett County, serves as the water supply for the city of Frostburg.

Let’s pick up where we left off two weeks ago when we were talking about changes in hunting that have taken place since I first pulled the trigger of a J.C. Higgins bolt-action .22 caliber rifle in 1958.

CUMBERLAND — Throughout June and July, visitors and residents of Maryland’s bear country may encounter more bear sightings than they would at other times of the year.

FROSTBURG — The Frostburg Rifle/Pistol Range, owned by the city of Frostburg and managed by Big Savage Sportsmen’s Club and Piney Mountain Sportsmen’s Association, will open for public use for 2021 on July 17 and 18, and will be open the first and third weekend of each month thereafter throu…

After the absence of one year, when pandemic restrictions altered much of life, the Maryland Wildlife and Heritage Service is back on track to resume testing deer for the presence of chronic wasting disease, an ailment always fatal to the animal.

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ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Commerce and Maryland Department of Natural Resources have announced that 18 Marylanders from the public and private sectors have been named as the state’s first Outdoor Recreation Ambassadors.

BILLINGS, Mont. — Grizzly bears are slowly expanding the turf where they roam in parts of the northern Rocky Mountains but need continued protections, according to government scientists who concluded that no other areas of the country would be suitable for reintroducing the fearsome predators.

More than once during the past 42 years, I have mentioned in this column that I obtained a degree in fishery biology/management from Utah State University. That was in 1970.

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported that hunters harvested 81,729 deer during the combined archery, firearms and muzzleloader seasons, from Sept. 11, 2020 through Feb. 3, 2021.

Tynsley Llewellyn, 8, of Lonaconing, poses with her first buck on youth hunting day.

Citing COVID-19 protocols, the Maryland Wildlife and Heritage Service, an arm of the Department of Natural Resources, chose to forego sampling of hunter-harvested deer for chronic wasting disease during the 2020-2021 hunting seasons.

Eddie Shipway, of Flintstone, and Jeremy Bender of Mexico Farms, killed this black bear on the last day of the 2020 season on Green Ridge Mountain.

Lance Bender, 15, of Mexico Farms, shot this six-point buck during the opening day of deer season on Green Ridge Mountain.

Carson Bender, 12, of Mexico Farms, killed this seven-point buck on Green Ridge Mountain during the Maryland bow season.

There are two three-day hunts in Maryland this winter that may pull you away from the reloading bench or fly-tying table or the couch in front of the TV. One of those hunts will be in its seventh year, but the other is brand spanking new.

Send us your hunting photos and we’ll publish them in the Jan. 21 Rod & Gun tabloid and online.

I watched a deer hunting show on The Outdoor Channel some time ago in which one of the hunters was a firefighter who had been trapped in the rubble of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

Cameron Bean, 15, poses with the 4-point buck he shot Nov. 14 while hunting near Flintstone. It was Cameron's first buck.

Bradyn Bean, 13, poses with the 7 point buck he bagged while hunting near Flintstone on Sunday of the Maryland youth hunt.

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Natural Resources Police cited several hunters for violations during the state’s annual black bear hunt, held Oct. 26-30 in Allegany, Frederick, Garrett and Washington counties.

FROSTBURG — Kaitlin Rossignuolo is no stranger to hunting. Her father, Jerry Zembower, the president of the Allegany-Garrett Sportsman’s Association, started taking Kaitlin out when she was 12 years-old. Her mother, though not a hunter, sparked her daughter’s interest in the outdoors.

This thing we do, hunting deer and sometimes taking deer with a bow and an arrow, is one of the more amazing chapters each of us can write in our personal hook-and-bullet biographies.

AP

CINCINNATI — Jesse Winker had his first career two homer game and Sonny Gray continued his torrid strikeout pace as the Cincinnati Reds broke open a close contest with five runs in the last two innings for an 8-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.

Prompted by a growing population of black bears, the Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service has bumped up the number of bruin hunting permits for the upcoming season in October.

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A whitetail doe crosses No.13 fairway during the 67th Sunnehanna Amateur Tournament for Champions in Johnstown, PA., Friday, July 24, 2020.

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The West Virginia Natural Resources Commission has extended the comment period on proposed changes to the annual bag limit for antlered bucks and delayed its decision until August so hunters have more time to submit comments.

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