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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Sun Staff Writer | March 13, 1994
Tomorrow night, the Department of Natural Resources begins a series of public information meetings on proposed hunting seasons, bag limits and changes in regulations for 1994-95, the most notable of which might be an early muzzleloader season for deer.The proposed muzzleloader season would run Oct. 20, 21, 22, the dates a survey funded by DNR found to be preferable among those licensed state hunters surveyed.Was the survey as objective as it should or could have been? Did the survey results accurately represent the views of Maryland hunters?
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From Sun staff reports | October 12, 2014
The first segment of Maryland's muzzleloader deer season will open Oct. 16. The early muzzleloader season will run Oct. 16-18 in Deer Management Regions A and B. Region A consists of Garrett, Allegany and western Washington counties (private land codes 250 & 251), and Region B is the rest of the state. Also in Region B, hunters can kill antlerless-only deer Oct. 20-25. There is a statewide bag limit for antlered deer (bucks) of one per weapon season. Hunters in Region B have the option to take one additional bonus buck after purchasing a bonus antlered deer stamp and killing two antlerless deer.
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By PETER BAKER | March 20, 1994
Last week Maryland hunters were invited to learn about proposed deer hunting seasons for 1994-1995 and to express their opinions of the proposals at meetings with state Department of Natural Resources personnel in Salisbury, Towson and Waldorf.The proposal calling for an early muzzleloader season drew the most interest at the meetings, each of which included a workshop session in which hunters separated for small-group discussions.At Loch Raven High School Tuesday night, for example, seven of nine work groups were mainly concerned with proposed deer seasons.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | October 15, 2000
Howard County's expanded deer hunt starts before dawn tomorrow, when hunters carrying muzzle-loading rifles are set to enter the woods at Columbia's western edge, set up their tree stands and wait. The first three days of the expanded hunt at the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area off Trotter Road are for hunters using only the old firearms technology. Muzzle-loader deer season begins statewide Thursday, state Department of Natural Resources officials said. "The idea is being out in the woods.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | October 13, 1996
The three-day early muzzleloader hunting season for deer opens Thursday across the state, with an increasing number of hunters expected to be in the field.According to the Department of Natural Resources, the number of hunters using muzzleloading, black-powder weapons has increased steadily over the past few years and the take of deer has increased as well.In the early muzzleloader season last year, hunters took 4,589 deer, an increase of 19 percent over the previous season. The total muzzleloader take, including the two-week winter season, was a state-record 9,831.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | November 10, 1996
Unfavorable weather conditions through the three-day early muzzleloader hunting season for deer last month resulted in a 16 percent decrease in hunter success statewide, according to preliminary figures from the Department of Natural Resources.The unofficial total was 3,851. Last year's early season produced a take of 4,589 deer.According to DNR, warm weather on the opening day and wind and rain on the last day of the season kept the number of hunters in the field lower than in other years.
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By PETER BAKER and PETER BAKER,Wildlife Division, Department of Natural Resources | December 1, 1994
Entering the modern firearms hunting season for deer, there were some hunters who questioned whether the addition of an October muzzleloader season earlier this fall would have an adverse impact on the current two-week season that opened last Saturday.Ed Golden, head of the state's deer management program, said Tuesday that preliminary counts from opening day indicate a good success rate by hunters across the state."Even given that the bow kill so far through their season has been up from last year and that we had the early muzzleloader season in October," said Golden, "it was a good opening day."
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | March 24, 1992
ANNAPOLIS -- The four public hearings held last week on proposed hunting and trapping regulations for 1992-1993 were attended by perhaps more than 900 interested citizens, which is an astounding number.But at three of the Department of Natural Resources hearings, those in attendance experienced something that may have been more astounding: A work-group process that ensured that everyone who showed up got to express their views for the record.In previous years, the hearing process has been a series of hit-or-miss affairs where proposed regulations, bag limits and season dates were read off and followed by a period for public comment.
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By PETER BAKER and PETER BAKER,Source: Department of Natural Resources | December 19, 1993
Maryland's second two-week firearms season for deer, which closed Dec. 11, provided unusual conditions for hunters in the state, with three successive Saturdays of unusual weather.According to preliminary statistics from the Department of Natural Resources, the kill statewide was 1,552 below the record of 35,133 set last year, but the drop-offs seem to have occurred in the right areas of the state.Ed Golden, who heads the forest game program for DNR's Wildlife Division, said Thursday that the kill was up or about the same as last year "in all counties except the Western counties, and overall the firearms season went very well."
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By PETER BAKER | March 24, 1992
ANNAPOLIS -- The four public hearings held last week on proposed hunting and trapping regulations for 1992-1993 were attended by perhaps more than 900 interested citizens, which is an astounding number.But at three of the Department of Natural Resources hearings, those in attendance experienced something that may have been more astounding: A work-group process that ensured that everyone who showed up got to express views for the record.In previous years, the hearing process has been a series of hit-or-miss affairs where proposed regulations, bag limits and season dates were read off and followed by a period for public comment.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | October 18, 1998
Maryland's three-day early muzzleloader hunting season for deer has grown in popularity over the past few years, and this year hunters will benefit from increased overall bag limits under the state's new deer management plan.The early season runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday."Muzzleloader bag limits have been modified to allow hunters to take more antlerless deer in sections of the state with growing or stable but high deer populations," said DNR Secretary John R. Griffin.The management plan, which was unveiled earlier this year, created four regions in the state and separate bag limits for each for bow, muzzleloader and firearms seasons.
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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 10, 1996
Unfavorable weather conditions through the three-day early muzzleloader hunting season for deer last month resulted in a 16 percent decrease in hunter success statewide, according to preliminary figures from the Department of Natural Resources.The unofficial total was 3,851. Last year's early season produced a take of 4,589 deer.According to DNR, warm weather on the opening day and wind and rain on the last day of the season kept the number of hunters in the field lower than in other years.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | October 13, 1996
The three-day early muzzleloader hunting season for deer opens Thursday across the state, with an increasing number of hunters expected to be in the field.According to the Department of Natural Resources, the number of hunters using muzzleloading, black-powder weapons has increased steadily over the past few years and the take of deer has increased as well.In the early muzzleloader season last year, hunters took 4,589 deer, an increase of 19 percent over the previous season. The total muzzleloader take, including the two-week winter season, was a state-record 9,831.
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By PETER BAKER and PETER BAKER,Wildlife Division, Department of Natural Resources | December 1, 1994
Entering the modern firearms hunting season for deer, there were some hunters who questioned whether the addition of an October muzzleloader season earlier this fall would have an adverse impact on the current two-week season that opened last Saturday.Ed Golden, head of the state's deer management program, said Tuesday that preliminary counts from opening day indicate a good success rate by hunters across the state."Even given that the bow kill so far through their season has been up from last year and that we had the early muzzleloader season in October," said Golden, "it was a good opening day."
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | May 8, 1994
Maryland's Department of Natural Resources has completed its proposed hunting and trapping regulations for the 1994-1995 seasons. The proposal includes a three-day October muzzleloader season for deer.The muzzleloader season, which would run from Oct. 20-22, was discussed at public meetings held around the state in March.According to DNR, public responses in those meetings and written comments showed that about a third of those responding favored the muzzleloader season as proposed, a third wanted an early muzzleloader season on different dates and a third were not in favor of an early season.
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By LONNY WEAVER | March 6, 1994
March, that most dastardly of months, is upon us. I truly hate the month and wholly agree with humorist Pat McManus' view that "God invented March in case we should think that eternity was too short."March is too early for fishing, too late for hunting, too wet and too cold. About the only thing it's good for is remembering past casts and shots and planning for those to come.Speaking of planning for the months ahead, the Department of Natural Resources has proposed a number of changes to the new year's hunting regulations.
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By Bill Burton | March 22, 1992
As hunting is being bushwhacked from all sides, the last thing we need is controversy within the ranks.Yet bowhunters are fighting tokeep muzzleloaders from gaining a brief deer hunt in the midst of the long bow season.It was unsettling to witness a vigorous skirmish between the two interests as nearly 200 attended a Department of Natural Resources hearing on 1992 regulations here last week. Differences of opinion wereobvious among the many Carroll residents who attended this session, one of four statewide.
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By PETER BAKER | March 20, 1994
Last week Maryland hunters were invited to learn about proposed deer hunting seasons for 1994-1995 and to express their opinions of the proposals at meetings with state Department of Natural Resources personnel in Salisbury, Towson and Waldorf.The proposal calling for an early muzzleloader season drew the most interest at the meetings, each of which included a workshop session in which hunters separated for small-group discussions.At Loch Raven High School Tuesday night, for example, seven of nine work groups were mainly concerned with proposed deer seasons.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Sun Staff Writer | March 13, 1994
Tomorrow night, the Department of Natural Resources begins a series of public information meetings on proposed hunting seasons, bag limits and changes in regulations for 1994-95, the most notable of which might be an early muzzleloader season for deer.The proposed muzzleloader season would run Oct. 20, 21, 22, the dates a survey funded by DNR found to be preferable among those licensed state hunters surveyed.Was the survey as objective as it should or could have been? Did the survey results accurately represent the views of Maryland hunters?
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