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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | December 15, 1996
Joshua Sandt, director of the state's Wildlife and Heritage Division, said Friday that game managers will decide tomorrow whether the firearms hunting season for deer will be continued for two days in January.Unless yesterday turned out much better than expected, Sandt said, "There is a good likelihood the season will be continued, probably excluding the five western counties."In Garrett, Allegany, Washington, Frederick and Carroll counties, the firearms season has been an effective tool in controlling the deer population.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | December 15, 1996
Joshua Sandt, director of the state's Wildlife and Heritage Division, said Friday that game managers will decide tomorrow whether the firearms hunting season for deer will be continued for two days in January.Unless yesterday turned out much better than expected, Sandt said, "There is a good likelihood the season will be continued, probably excluding the five western counties."In Garrett, Allegany, Washington, Frederick and Carroll counties, the firearms season has been an effective tool in controlling the deer population.
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By PETER BAKER | October 30, 1994
A week ago Saturday, Maryland completed the first of two trial October muzzleloader hunting seasons for white-tailed deer, and while the kill did not reach the numbers game managers had estimated, the experiment was said to be a success so far.Ed Golden, head of DNR's deer management program, said late last week that the preliminary count for the Oct. 20-22 hunt was 3,928, including 122 Sika deer taken in Dorchester County."
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | December 6, 1996
Preliminary counts from check-in stations across the state indicate that the opening day of firearms season for deer in Maryland produced a take of 12,798, a drop-off of 21 percent from last year."
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By Peter Baker | March 17, 1991
At this point, aside from the possibility of torrential rains o extremely cold weather over the next month, the outlook for the spring turkey season that opens April 18 "is great," Josh Sandt, director of forest game programs for the Department of Natural Resources, said last week."
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By PETER BAKER and PETER BAKER,Department of Natural Resources | December 9, 1993
Maryland hunters go into the last day of the modern firearms season for deer on Saturday facing a chance of poor weather for the third successive weekend.The kill statewide on opening day of the two-week firearms season was 12,085, a drop of 3,476 from opening day in 1992. However, according to a state Department of Natural Resources official, there are no plans to extend the firearms season."Normally what happens is that when the [modern] firearms season is off, then the muzzleloader season picks up," said Joshua Sandt, director of DNR's Wildlife Division, and heavy hunting pressure carries later into the year.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | December 6, 1996
Preliminary counts from check-in stations across the state indicate that the opening day of firearms season for deer in Maryland produced a take of 12,798, a drop-off of 21 percent from last year."
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By PETER BAKER | January 5, 1995
The goose, responding to Jack Palmer's plaintive calls, broke away from a dozen and a half Canada geese flying through the early morning toward a sanctuary pond a cornfield north and came upwind across the sun behind the field pit.Larry Hindman rose and fired."
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By PETER BAKER | November 20, 1991
The story is almost universal in the Western world: The earth and life on it was built in six days and on the seventh day the builder rested -- and presumably so did his creatures, great and small.In Maryland, a six-day hunting week provides the hunters and the hunted with a day of rest, but there are those hunters who question whether that respite has to fall on Sunday, if at all.According to wildlife biologists, a weekday would work just as well. After all, an eight-point buck doesn't check a calendar or an appointment book before taking an uninterrupted stroll.
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By PETER BAKER | August 23, 1992
Early last week, the Department of Natural Resources released its proposal for the 1992-93 Canada goose hunting seasons and limits in Maryland. The proposal is restrictive and will have an adverse impact on goose hunters and guides this year and at least for the next two years.In brief, the proposal calls for 52 days of hunting spread over 60 calendar days, within which 18 days would be at a one-bird limit and 34 at a two-bird limit. The season splits are Nov. 16-Nov. 27, one bird; Dec. 4-Dec.
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By PETER BAKER | January 5, 1995
The goose, responding to Jack Palmer's plaintive calls, broke away from a dozen and a half Canada geese flying through the early morning toward a sanctuary pond a cornfield north and came upwind across the sun behind the field pit.Larry Hindman rose and fired."
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By PETER BAKER | October 30, 1994
A week ago Saturday, Maryland completed the first of two trial October muzzleloader hunting seasons for white-tailed deer, and while the kill did not reach the numbers game managers had estimated, the experiment was said to be a success so far.Ed Golden, head of DNR's deer management program, said late last week that the preliminary count for the Oct. 20-22 hunt was 3,928, including 122 Sika deer taken in Dorchester County."
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By PETER BAKER | February 13, 1994
Three years ago, realizing that hunters were not effectively controlling the numbers of deer in many areas of the state, the Department of Natural Resources started looking hard for hunting solutions to population control.Among the options were an early black powder season, an additional January season for modern firearms or an extension of the traditional one-week firearms season that starts in November.Two years ago, the traditional season for modern firearms was extended to two weeks, and now, with the deer population still expanding in all but the western counties, it is possible that DNR will move quickly toward a black powder season Oct. 20-22.
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By PETER BAKER and PETER BAKER,Department of Natural Resources | December 9, 1993
Maryland hunters go into the last day of the modern firearms season for deer on Saturday facing a chance of poor weather for the third successive weekend.The kill statewide on opening day of the two-week firearms season was 12,085, a drop of 3,476 from opening day in 1992. However, according to a state Department of Natural Resources official, there are no plans to extend the firearms season."Normally what happens is that when the [modern] firearms season is off, then the muzzleloader season picks up," said Joshua Sandt, director of DNR's Wildlife Division, and heavy hunting pressure carries later into the year.
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By PETER BAKER | August 23, 1992
Early last week, the Department of Natural Resources released its proposal for the 1992-93 Canada goose hunting seasons and limits in Maryland. The proposal is restrictive and will have an adverse impact on goose hunters and guides this year and at least for the next two years.In brief, the proposal calls for 52 days of hunting spread over 60 calendar days, within which 18 days would be at a one-bird limit and 34 at a two-bird limit. The season splits are Nov. 16-Nov. 27, one bird; Dec. 4-Dec.
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By Bill burton | November 27, 1991
The outlook couldn't be better for Saturday's opener of Maryland's 60th modern firearms season, but first let's get the humane business out of the way.To hear the extremists talk, deer should be armed to make things fair and square. So, to toss them a venison bone, there's the recent Pennsylvania incident in which the whitetail stalked the hunter, unarmed him, then held its own in a marathon scrap it almost won.Don't tell 40-year-old Donald L. Baker of York County that deer need a firearm.
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By Bill burton | November 27, 1991
The outlook couldn't be better for Saturday's opener of Maryland's 60th modern firearms season, but first let's get the humane business out of the way.To hear the extremists talk, deer should be armed to make things fair and square. So, to toss them a venison bone, there's the recent Pennsylvania incident in which the whitetail stalked the hunter, unarmed him, then held its own in a marathon scrap it almost won.Don't tell 40-year-old Donald L. Baker of York County that deer need a firearm.
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By PETER BAKER | February 13, 1994
Three years ago, realizing that hunters were not effectively controlling the numbers of deer in many areas of the state, the Department of Natural Resources started looking hard for hunting solutions to population control.Among the options were an early black powder season, an additional January season for modern firearms or an extension of the traditional one-week firearms season that starts in November.Two years ago, the traditional season for modern firearms was extended to two weeks, and now, with the deer population still expanding in all but the western counties, it is possible that DNR will move quickly toward a black powder season Oct. 20-22.
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By PETER BAKER | November 20, 1991
The story is almost universal in the Western world: The earth and life on it was built in six days and on the seventh day the builder rested -- and presumably so did his creatures, great and small.In Maryland, a six-day hunting week provides the hunters and the hunted with a day of rest, but there are those hunters who question whether that respite has to fall on Sunday, if at all.According to wildlife biologists, a weekday would work just as well. After all, an eight-point buck doesn't check a calendar or an appointment book before taking an uninterrupted stroll.
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By Peter Baker | March 17, 1991
At this point, aside from the possibility of torrential rains o extremely cold weather over the next month, the outlook for the spring turkey season that opens April 18 "is great," Josh Sandt, director of forest game programs for the Department of Natural Resources, said last week."
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