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DNR head denies retaliating against spokesperson for Facebook remark (access required)

The head of the Department of Natural Resources denied Thursday that a duty reassignment for an employee was related to a social media post referring to a gubernatorial candidate for governor as an “a–clown.” Candus Thomson, a spokeswoman for the ...

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Crab season shortened in Md., Va. after reported population drop (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland and Virginia will end their respective crabbing seasons early this year, following a report indicating a drop in the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population. News outlets report that the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday that ...

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First in Md: get driving, hunting, fishing licenses at 1 office (access required)

ESSEX — Maryland residents are now able to get hunting, fishing and driver’s licenses at the same place in Baltimore County. The state Department of Transportation and the Department of Natural Resources opened the state’s first combined office Wednesday in ...

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A new role for nonprofits saving the bay (access required)

While conservation groups typically stick to advocating for policy and regulatory changes, a few Maryland organizations recently found themselves playing an unusual role in helping investigators solve the biggest illegal poaching case on the Chesapeake Bay in 25 years. Earlier ...

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DNR opens hunting at St. Mary’s park (access required)

After requests from the hunting community, Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources decided to permit limited hunting at Newtowne Neck State Park in St. Mary’s County during the 2014-2015 season. Hunting had been suspended when the park temporarily was closed in ...

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