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November 28, 1992
The two-week firearms season for deer in Maryland open today and will run through Dec. 12, with no hunting on Sundays.In all counties except Allegany and Garrett and Zone 1 of Frederick and Zone 2 of Washington counties, antlered or antlerless deer may be taken.In Allegany, Garrett and Zone 1 of Frederick and Zone 2 of Washington, antlerless deer may be taken with a permit only between today and next Saturday. From Dec. 7-12, only antlered deer may be taken in those areas.Also in Garrett, Allegany, Washington and Frederick counties, only one deer may be taken per day. In all other counties, the daily limit is the same as the season limit.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | December 15, 2005
Hunters killed fewer deer during Maryland's two-week firearms season this year, most likely because the deer population in rural areas has declined from record-high numbers, wildlife officials say. The preliminary state tally shows that hunters shot 40,735 deer - an 8 percent decline - in the season that began Nov. 26 and included one day of Sunday hunting. The breakdown was 15,211 antlered deer and 25,524 antlerless deer. Over the past several seasons, state biologists have liberalized bag limits and urged hunters to kill more antlerless deer in an effort to bring the burgeoning population, at one time estimated at 260,000, under control.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | November 22, 1998
The firearms hunting season for deer opens Saturday with new, regionalized bag limits expected to help stabilize deer numbers in areas where growth of whitetail populations has been rapid in recent years.The two-week season runs through Dec. 12, excluding Sundays.Since the start of bow season in September, hunters have been able to hunt four regions of the state under separate bag limits. In past years, hunters had statewide bag limits for bow, muzzleloader and firearms seasons."The new deer management regions with their independent bag limits give wildlife managers the flexibility to address deer population hot spots," said Department of Natural Resources Secretary John R. Griffin.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | March 26, 2003
Maryland hunters killed a record number of deer this season and continued to increase their take of antlerless deer, encouraging signs in the state's campaign to reduce the burgeoning population. Statistics released yesterday by the Department of Natural Resources put the total number of sika and white-tailed deer taken by bow, muzzleloaders and modern firearms at 94,114, up 12 percent over the 2001-02 season. Hunters bagged 54,072 antlerless deer and 40,042 antlered deer. Six years ago, DNR began altering hunting regulations to try to control the deer population.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | December 12, 1999
In the past decade, the muzzleloader season for deer has drawn growing numbers of hunters and produced steadily increasing kill rates, especially in areas of the state where whitetail populations are thriving.According to statistics from the Department of Natural Resources, the harvest of antlerless deer increased in those areas by 11 percent last year. And when the muzzleloader season reopens Saturday, regulations again will direct the hunt toward antlerless deer in most of the state.Much of the growth in the muzzleloader hunts is the result of a three-day October season started a few years ago. Last year, 63 percent of the record 16,233 deer taken by muzzleloader hunters were killed in the October split.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | November 25, 1999
The two-week firearms hunting season for deer opens across Maryland Saturday, and wildlife managers expect liberal bag limits and an abundance of whitetails through most of the state to produce an excellent harvest.Last season, with hunters allowed separate bag limits for each of the four management regions in the state, a record 41,073 deer were bagged, including nearly 22,000 antlerless deer."Maryland's new deer management structure increased the total antlerless deer harvest by almost one-fourth within sections of Maryland with elevated deer numbers," said Michael Slattery, director of Wildlife and Heritage for the Department of Natural Resources.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | March 26, 2003
Maryland hunters killed a record number of deer this season and continued to increase their take of antlerless deer, encouraging signs in the state's campaign to reduce the burgeoning population. Statistics released yesterday by the Department of Natural Resources put the total number of sika and white-tailed deer taken by bow, muzzleloaders and modern firearms at 94,114, up 12 percent over the 2001-02 season. Hunters bagged 54,072 antlerless deer and 40,042 antlered deer. Six years ago, DNR began altering hunting regulations to try to control the deer population.
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By PETER BAKER | November 26, 1992
DEER FIREARMS SEASONThe two-week firearms season for deer in Maryland opens Saturday and will run through Dec. 12, with no hunting on Sundays.In all counties except Allegany and Garrett and Zone 1 of Frederick and Zone 2 of Washington counties, antlered or antlerless deer may be taken.In Allegany, Garrett and Zone 1 of Frederick and Zone 2 of Washington, antlerless deer may be taken with a permit only between Saturday and Dec. 5. From Dec. 7 to Dec. 12, only antlered deer may be taken in those areas.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | June 15, 1997
The Department of Natural Resources has finalized several proposed changes to the regulations for the 1997-1998 hunting seasons, including a change in the antlered deer bag limit.As proposed, hunters who have purchased bonus stamps to take two antlered white-tailed deer during bow, muzzleloader or firearms seasons would be allowed to take only one antlered deer per season. The regulation would not apply in Allegany or Garrett counties or in Zone 1 of Frederick County or Zone 2 of Washington County.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | March 9, 1997
Last March, the Department of Natural Resources set hunting dates and bag limits for last season and next, saying that such advance planning would create consistency for game managers, hunters and landowners alike. Yet nothing is so constant as change.After a series of public meetings this winter better to define the state's deer management plan, DNR is considering making changes in deer, turkey, dove and resident Canada goose seasons.The special junior hunter deer season to be held in October could be opened for both antlered and antlerless deer statewide if DNR's proposal is accepted.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | December 12, 1999
In the past decade, the muzzleloader season for deer has drawn growing numbers of hunters and produced steadily increasing kill rates, especially in areas of the state where whitetail populations are thriving.According to statistics from the Department of Natural Resources, the harvest of antlerless deer increased in those areas by 11 percent last year. And when the muzzleloader season reopens Saturday, regulations again will direct the hunt toward antlerless deer in most of the state.Much of the growth in the muzzleloader hunts is the result of a three-day October season started a few years ago. Last year, 63 percent of the record 16,233 deer taken by muzzleloader hunters were killed in the October split.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | November 25, 1999
The two-week firearms hunting season for deer opens across Maryland Saturday, and wildlife managers expect liberal bag limits and an abundance of whitetails through most of the state to produce an excellent harvest.Last season, with hunters allowed separate bag limits for each of the four management regions in the state, a record 41,073 deer were bagged, including nearly 22,000 antlerless deer."Maryland's new deer management structure increased the total antlerless deer harvest by almost one-fourth within sections of Maryland with elevated deer numbers," said Michael Slattery, director of Wildlife and Heritage for the Department of Natural Resources.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | October 10, 1999
With the bowhunting season for deer under way and the early muzzleloader split set to open Oct. 21, successful hunters might want to consider donating deer meat to needy families in the state through Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry.FHFH is a charitable organization that has donated some 50 tons of venison to food banks in the state over the past two years.FHFH is endorsed by the Department of Natural Resources, the Maryland Farm Bureau and major state sportsmen's groups."There is a real need for FHFH," said director Rick Wilson.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | December 3, 1998
Opening day of the firearms hunting season for deer produced the highest harvest numbers in a decade, according to preliminary counts released yesterday by the Department of Natural Resources."
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | November 22, 1998
The firearms hunting season for deer opens Saturday with new, regionalized bag limits expected to help stabilize deer numbers in areas where growth of whitetail populations has been rapid in recent years.The two-week season runs through Dec. 12, excluding Sundays.Since the start of bow season in September, hunters have been able to hunt four regions of the state under separate bag limits. In past years, hunters had statewide bag limits for bow, muzzleloader and firearms seasons."The new deer management regions with their independent bag limits give wildlife managers the flexibility to address deer population hot spots," said Department of Natural Resources Secretary John R. Griffin.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | September 17, 1998
Bowhunting season for deer opened this week in Maryland and with it the state's new management plan went into effect, including larger bag limits and a new bonus deer stamp program.Under the new plan, the state has been separated into four regions, each of which has its own bag limit. Under the previous management plan, one bag limit applied statewide. Now hunters will be allowed to hunt any or all four regions and take a limit of deer in each."During our statewide deer planning process, Maryland citizens told us that deer should be managed in consideration of Maryland's distinct habitats and landscapes, and the diverse public interests that exist across the state," said John R. Griffin, secretary of the Department of Natural Resources.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | December 15, 2005
Hunters killed fewer deer during Maryland's two-week firearms season this year, most likely because the deer population in rural areas has declined from record-high numbers, wildlife officials say. The preliminary state tally shows that hunters shot 40,735 deer - an 8 percent decline - in the season that began Nov. 26 and included one day of Sunday hunting. The breakdown was 15,211 antlered deer and 25,524 antlerless deer. Over the past several seasons, state biologists have liberalized bag limits and urged hunters to kill more antlerless deer in an effort to bring the burgeoning population, at one time estimated at 260,000, under control.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | September 17, 1998
Bowhunting season for deer opened this week in Maryland and with it the state's new management plan went into effect, including larger bag limits and a new bonus deer stamp program.Under the new plan, the state has been separated into four regions, each of which has its own bag limit. Under the previous management plan, one bag limit applied statewide. Now hunters will be allowed to hunt any or all four regions and take a limit of deer in each."During our statewide deer planning process, Maryland citizens told us that deer should be managed in consideration of Maryland's distinct habitats and landscapes, and the diverse public interests that exist across the state," said John R. Griffin, secretary of the Department of Natural Resources.
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By Lonny Weaver and Lonny Weaver,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 22, 1998
Under proposed deer hunting regulations, Carroll County hunters will be allowed to take a maximum of six whitetails beginning this fall.Bow hunters will be allowed one buck or doe plus an additional "bonus deer" with the purchase of a stamp. If the first deer taken was antler-less, the second may be buck or doe.Participants in each of the separate seasons (bow, muzzleloader, and modern firearms) are limited to a single antlered deer in each of those seasons.Muzzleloader hunters who have purchased a Bonus Deer Stamp may take an additional deer, but not during the early segment of the muzzleloader season.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | November 27, 1997
The two-week firearms season for deer opens across the state Saturday, with 100,000 hunters expected in the field and regulatory changes in place to help control burgeoning white-tailed deer populations in most counties.The firearms deer season, which closes Dec. 13, is the most popular hunting season in Maryland, with nine of every 10 hunters participating."Maryland's deer population is not only an important natural resource, but it is also a valuable economic benefit to the state," Department of Natural Resources Secretary John R. Griffin said.
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