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By Staff Report | October 27, 1992
A public hearing is set for 7 p.m. tomorrow on deer management options to be proposed for the Sweet Air section of Gunpowder Falls State Park.The meeting will be at Fallston High School, 2301 Cars Mill Road, which is near the intersection of Cars Mill Road and Route 152.Maryland Department of Natural Resources personnel will discuss findings of surveys and studies conducted in the Sweet Air section by the DNR on the growing deer population in that area.Members...
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | November 23, 2012
Two days after hundreds of thousands of turkeys were consumed at dinner tables across the state, white-tailed and sika deers are now in the crosshairs for hunters looking to feast on venison. The state's two-week deer firearm season is scheduled to begin Saturday and run through Dec. 8. Brian Eyler, deer project leader for the Maryland Department of Natural of Resources, said Friday that an estimated 40,000 to 50,000 of the state's deer population will likely be harvested during the two-week hunt, including up to 15,000 on Saturday.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | February 2, 1997
In Annapolis last week, the Department of Natural Resources held a public meeting to discuss revisions of its statewide deer management program -- and more than 1,000 people filled the auditorium and cafeteria at Annapolis High School.The crowd on hand was expected, because meetings at Sandy Point State Park late last year also had drawn large numbers of opponents and proponents of the first deer hunt held on that parcel of public land.But while the meetings at Sandy Point included raucous demonstrations, the meeting last week was orderly and informative -- including new information on the deer population at Sandy Point.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2011
Charles Samuel "Sam" Poole Sr., a Carroll County butcher whose Sam's Deer Processing in Finksburg has been a destination for lucky hunters for decades, died Saturday of complications after heart surgery at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. The longtime Louisville, Carroll County, resident was 65. The son of a butcher and a homemaker, Mr. Poole was born in Gaithersburg and raised in Sykesville. He attended Sykesville High School. Mr. Poole began his career when he was 16, working at small grocery stores and butcher shops.
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October 14, 1990
The Department of Natural Resources has scheduled two deer seminars that are open to the public and intended to teach the basics of where to go and how to hunt.The sessions will cover the basics of deer management in Maryland and general hunting tips, as well as muzzleloaders and bow hunting.The first of the seminars scheduled by the Forest, Parks and Wildlife Service will be Thursday at O'Farrell's Auction Barn, 435 Sullivan Road in Westminster.The second seminar will be Oct. 25 at the North American Rod and Gun Club in Hagerstown.
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | November 7, 2004
Harford County has suspended -- at least for the rest of this season -- a program that allowed hunters to thin the deer herds at county-owned parks near Bel Air and Havre de Grace. "The program was shut down on Oct. 29 because of all the controversy," Joseph E. Pfaff, director of the Department of Parks and Recreation, said Friday. He was referring to a test program that allowed a nonprofit hunting group to kill deer at Edgeley Grove Farm and Swan Harbor Farm during the regular hunting season, beginning Sept.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | October 14, 2007
This deer season is a little different from the past dozen or so. Doug Hotton has left the building. Hotton, the affable, folksy leader of the Department of Natural Resources deer management team, has boxed up his belongings and gone home. "My wife retired two years ago and I want to have some of the fun she's having," said Hotton, 58. "I feel you need to walk away when you can still hit 'em in the gap and get on base." He leaves behind the legacy of having shepherded Maryland's first deer management plan into place 10 years ago and has helped his replacements, biologists Brian Eyler and George Timko, prepare the next edition, which will take effect for the 2008-09 season.
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | November 7, 2004
Harford County has suspended -- at least for the rest of this season -- a controversial program that allowed hunters to thin the deer herds at county-owned parks near Bel Air and Havre de Grace. "The program was shut down on Oct. 29 because of all the controversy," Joseph E. Pfaff, director of the Department of Parks and Recreation, said Friday. He was referring to a test program that allowed a nonprofit hunting group to take deer at Edgeley Grove Farm and Swan Harbor Farm during the regular hunting season.
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | November 7, 2004
Harford County has suspended - at least for the rest of this season - a controversial program that allowed hunters to thin the deer herds at county-owned parks near Bel Air and Havre de Grace. "The program was shut down on Oct. 29 because of all the controversy," Joseph E. Pfaff, director of the Department of Parks and Recreation, said Friday. He was referring to a test program that allowed a nonprofit hunting group to take deer at Edgeley Grove Farm and Swan Harbor Farm during the regular hunting season.
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By Tyeesha Dixon and Tyeesha Dixon,tyeesha.dixon@baltsun.com | September 21, 2008
The county government has announced its schedule for this season's deer hunts, which are intended to achieve a balanced white-tailed deer population in parks. County officials say the hunts are needed to reduce a large population that they say has led indirectly to more incidents of Lyme disease transmission, damage to vegetation and ecosystems in parks, and added to the danger of collisions for motorists. The hunts, which are managed by the Department of Recreation and Parks, will include bow and shotgun hunting, with hours from dawn until noon.
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April 9, 2011
There are some people who bring a smile to your face the second you see them. For me, Bob Beyer is one of those people. I was never sure of his title at DNR's Wildlife and Heritage Service. In a semi-successful attempt to hide the ever-dwindling number of administrators, biologists and technicians, Bob's duties and title were always shifting and I almost always guessed wrong before settling on: deputy, assistant, associate director of getting things done right. Because that's what he did. Now he doesn't have any title.
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By Tyeesha Dixon and Tyeesha Dixon,tyeesha.dixon@baltsun.com | September 21, 2008
The county government has announced its schedule for this season's deer hunts, which are intended to achieve a balanced white-tailed deer population in parks. County officials say the hunts are needed to reduce a large population that they say has led indirectly to more incidents of Lyme disease transmission, damage to vegetation and ecosystems in parks, and added to the danger of collisions for motorists. The hunts, which are managed by the Department of Recreation and Parks, will include bow and shotgun hunting, with hours from dawn until noon.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | October 14, 2007
This deer season is a little different from the past dozen or so. Doug Hotton has left the building. Hotton, the affable, folksy leader of the Department of Natural Resources deer management team, has boxed up his belongings and gone home. "My wife retired two years ago and I want to have some of the fun she's having," said Hotton, 58. "I feel you need to walk away when you can still hit 'em in the gap and get on base." He leaves behind the legacy of having shepherded Maryland's first deer management plan into place 10 years ago and has helped his replacements, biologists Brian Eyler and George Timko, prepare the next edition, which will take effect for the 2008-09 season.
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September 16, 2007
The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks has announced its fall and winter schedule of managed deer hunts. The hunts will be held again this year in an effort to maintain a stable population of white-tailed deer in parks, where deer grazing has been shown to reduce biodiversity and habitat quality, according to a Howard County government news release. The hunt will include a combination of bow and shotgun hunting. Hunting hours are dawn to noon. Each park will be closed to all other uses during the hunt.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | November 12, 2006
Testing, testing. One, two, three. Is this thing on? Good. We'll begin this column with an apology. Last year, I savaged the state's new game Telecheck system, which replaced the time-honored practice of deer and turkey show and tell at the local outdoors shop. It seemed like a bad move eliminating the one opportunity the hunting public had to connect with wildlife managers in favor of pressing phone buttons or tapping away on a computer keyboard to check in a carcass. It also seemed to be a slap in the face to all of the mom-and-pop sports shops that opened in the pre-dawn hours and counted on hunter traffic to boost sales.
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By JOSH MITCHELL and JOSH MITCHELL,SUN REPORTER | November 8, 2005
Baltimore City and Baltimore and Carroll counties agreed yesterday on a range of steps to protect the region's reservoirs - including a "deer-management program" that some involved said will almost certainly lead to a controlled hunt. A deer-management program will likely be in place by the end of next year, said Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith Jr., who declined to elaborate on what that program would entail. The agreement signed yesterday does not give details on any such program.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | December 8, 1996
At the start of the 20th century, white-tailed deer in Maryland were few and limited to the remote, forested areas of the state. Now, on the threshold of the 21st century, the latest estimates put the state's deer population at more than 300,000.In those 10 decades, much has changed.Unregulated market hunting was abolished. The clear-cutting of expanses of forest has been curtailed. Millions of dollars in state and federal money have been spent to restore good habitat.And the whitetail itself has adapted and proliferated to the point where wildlife biologists are concerned the herd soon will exceed the capacity of the land to feed and shelter it.Tom Mathews, game program supervisor for the Department of Natural Resources, said recently that in all but the mountainous areas of the state's western counties, "the deer population is a problem."
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By PETER BAKER | February 21, 1993
The Department of Natural Resources, basing its thinking on data available through the middle of last week, will recommend 1993-94 deer hunting seasons that are similar to those instituted for 1992-93.Those recommendations, however, will be subject to change following a series of public meetings next month."It is way too early to conclude that we are not going to change [some things]," said James Peck, assistant secretary of the DNR. "There are concerns in Western Maryland already. We will be taking a new look at the meetings to see what we want to change."
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | November 7, 2004
Harford County has suspended -- at least for the rest of this season -- a controversial program that allowed hunters to thin the deer herds at county-owned parks near Bel Air and Havre de Grace. "The program was shut down on Oct. 29 because of all the controversy," Joseph E. Pfaff, director of the Department of Parks and Recreation, said Friday. He was referring to a test program that allowed a nonprofit hunting group to take deer at Edgeley Grove Farm and Swan Harbor Farm during the regular hunting season.
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | November 7, 2004
Harford County has suspended - at least for the rest of this season - a controversial program that allowed hunters to thin the deer herds at county-owned parks near Bel Air and Havre de Grace. "The program was shut down on Oct. 29 because of all the controversy," Joseph E. Pfaff, director of the Department of Parks and Recreation, said Friday. He was referring to a test program that allowed a nonprofit hunting group to take deer at Edgeley Grove Farm and Swan Harbor Farm during the regular hunting season.
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