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By PETER BAKER | January 23, 1991
In all but four counties in Maryland, the harvest of deer during the muzzleloader season that ended Jan. 5 was up over the totals posted by black powder hunters during the previous season."
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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 Bill Burton | December 11, 1990
WEST FRIENDSHIP -- "Hit or miss? When the smoke clears, you'll know."So said Phil Waggenbrener, whose nostrils were hardened by the acrid smell of smoke -- and not that from a nearby campfire where in a big black pot hanging from a tripod colonial-dressed Art Corbin and Wanda Barth were whipping up a pioneer stew, corn bread and coffee.A dozen students with their smokepoles talked of their hopes when the Maryland muzzleloader season opens Dec. 22, with nearly as many instructors making final preparations for a day reminiscent of when Meshack Browning roamed the forests of Garrett County.
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From Sun staff reports | November 10, 2013
Maryland hunters have killed considerably more turkeys and deer than this time last year because of better conditions, the Department of Natural Resources said late last week. Hunters completed the early portions of the archery and muzzleloader deer seasons by harvesting 28,023 deer during September and October - 26 percent higher than last year's below-average harvest of 22,283 for the period. Last year's low harvest was attributable to an abundant acorn crop, which resulted in deer moving less in search of food, the DNR said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 20, 1998
A Garrett County deer hunter was shot and killed yesterday afternoon when the vehicle he was riding in overturned and his rifle accidentally fired.John Surrick, manager of the state Natural Resources Police, said Clifford R. Bittinger, 37, of the 500 block of New Germany Road in Swanton, was riding with a friend in a four-wheel-drive vehicle about 2 p.m in the 6600 block of Glendale Road in Swanton.When the vehicle struck a large rock and overturned, Surrick said, the man's 50-caliber muzzleloader fired, hitting him in the chest.
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | October 27, 1995
An article Oct. 27 in The Sun on Rock Hall barber Clif Simns should have stated that Mr. Simns has been a barber for 67 years and has been married to his wife, Rebecca, for 65 years.The Sun regrets the errors.ROCK HALL -- The barber pole is small and a little faded. No matter -- everybody in town knows Clif Simns will cut hair for $3 in his small white shop on Sharp Street; he's been doing it as long as anyone, including him, can remember.Mr. Simns, a lifelong resident of this remote community at the tip of Kent County, has been a barber for 46 of his 92 years and has no plans to retire.
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December 17, 1992
FISHING LICENSES4Freshwater sport licenses .. .. 1992 .. .. .. 1993Resident . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . $8 .. .. ... $10Non-resident ... .. .. .. .. ... $15 .. .. ... $20Short-term .. .. .. .. .. $7 (7 days) . $7 (5 days)Trout stamp . .. .. .. .. .. . $3.50 .. .. .. . $5Chesapeake Bay sport licenses . 1992 .. .. .. 1993Resident . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . $5 .. .. .. . $7Non-resident ... .. .. .. .. .. . $5 .. .. ... $12Short-term .. .. .. .. .. $2 (3 days) . $4 (5 days)Striped bass stamp ... .. .. .. . -- .. .. .. . $2Pleasure boat license ... .. ... $25 .. .. ... $30Charterboat licenses . .. .. .. 1992 .. .. .. 1993Six or fewer passengers . .. .. $200 .. .. .. $240Seven or more passengers ... .. $240 .. .. .. $290BLACK POWDER OPENERMaryland's black powder season for deer opens Saturday and will run through Jan. 2, excluding Sundays, in all counties.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | October 12, 1997
Even though the weather still feels more like summer than fall, the first split of duck season opened yesterday, and over the next several weeks various firearms hunting seasons will open, with several slight changes in regulations.On Junior Hunter Day (Nov. 15) for deer, an antlerless deer can be taken in Allegany, Frederick (zone 1), Garrett and Washington (zone 2) counties without an antlerless permit. Junior hunters who have drawn an antlerless permit, can use it Dec. 12-13 or during the muzzleloader season from Dec. 20 to Jan. 3Telescopic sights can be used on muzzleloader rifles during the late season for deer from Dec. 20-Jan.
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From Sun staff reports | November 10, 2013
Maryland hunters have killed considerably more turkeys and deer than this time last year because of better conditions, the Department of Natural Resources said late last week. Hunters completed the early portions of the archery and muzzleloader deer seasons by harvesting 28,023 deer during September and October - 26 percent higher than last year's below-average harvest of 22,283 for the period. Last year's low harvest was attributable to an abundant acorn crop, which resulted in deer moving less in search of food, the DNR said.
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By Bill Burton | December 15, 1991
Those who hunt deer with modern firearms have had their season, and beginning Saturday, muzzleloaders get their chance.They are expected to do well in Carroll County and the remainder of the state.The hunt is a long one of 13 shooting days, closing out Jan. 4, with primitive-weapons buffs expected to once again set a new record.Last year, the statewide bag was 4,640, with a record 253 taken inCarroll. Ten years ago, the state count was 303; only eight of them in Carroll.That's how smokepole shooting is growing in popularity.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun reporter | October 24, 2006
MOUNT NEBO WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA -- Sitting in his tree stand yesterday morning, Danny Fyffe barely had time to raise a decent-sized goosebump when a black form ambled into view. "Should I shoot?" he asked his friend, Greg Haberkorn, huddled next to him. Before Haberkorn could answer, a larger form came into view less than a football field away. Shouldering his rifle, Fyffe fired twice. The black bear stumbled a few yards and rolled over. He fired once more. With that, the Baltimore City police detective recorded the first bear kill of the season, a 290-pound male that had been tagged as a nuisance animal by wildlife biologists last year.
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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 | 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 | October 17, 1999
Maryland's muzzleloader hunting season for deer opens Thursday with a few new wrinkles, including an expanded season in all or parts of 19 counties."Maryland's General Assembly passed legislation in 1999 which provides for an additional two-day antlerless-only whitetail deer season in Regions C and D," said Mike Slattery, director of wildlife with the Department of Natural Resources.The statewide early segment of muzzleloader season will run through Saturday. The extra two days will be Oct. 29 and 30.Regions C and D include all areas except Garrett, Allegany, Washington and Carroll counties and northwestern Frederick County (Zone 1)
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | July 11, 1999
Next April, a 1,000-mile sailing race will start in Cuba and finish in Baltimore, possibly at the height of the annual Waterfront Festival at the Inner Harbor.Baltimore City and the Storm Trysail Club are organizing the race, which will be the longest on the East Coast. The course will begin in Havana and follow the Gulf Stream through the Florida Straits and up the East Coast to Chesapeake Bay. The finish line is expected to be off Fort McHenry."The Havana-Baltimore race provides an opportunity to build on the people-to-people exchanges with Cuba inaugurated with the Baltimore Orioles and Cuba baseball games," said Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 20, 1998
A Garrett County deer hunter was shot and killed yesterday afternoon when the vehicle he was riding in overturned and his rifle accidentally fired.John Surrick, manager of the state Natural Resources Police, said Clifford R. Bittinger, 37, of the 500 block of New Germany Road in Swanton, was riding with a friend in a four-wheel-drive vehicle about 2 p.m in the 6600 block of Glendale Road in Swanton.When the vehicle struck a large rock and overturned, Surrick said, the man's 50-caliber muzzleloader fired, hitting him in the chest.
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By Lonny Weaver and Lonny Weaver,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 13, 1996
October is the best time of all for local hunting and fishing. The bow season is now in full swing, and already the Carroll County bag count is approaching a hundred whitetail deer.The state Department of Natural Resources has announced the resolution of previous concerns dealing with bow hunting deer in Patapsco Valley State Park. The park's three Carroll County areas, which have been open to limited bow hunting since 1991, will continue to be open through Jan. 31, Monday through Saturday.
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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 Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | September 27, 1998
Among the special managed hunts on state lands during deer seasons this year are sessions at Fort Frederick State Park in Washington County and Wye Island Natural Resources Management Area near Queenstown on the Eastern Shore.Fort Frederick will be open Dec. 8-10 for shotgun hunters only, and Wye Island will be open for portions of both bow and muzzleloader seasons. The Wye Island bow dates are Oct. 10 through Nov. 25, excluding Sundays, which are closed to hunting in Maryland.At Wye Island, as many as 25 bow hunters per day may sign in at the NRMA during bow hunting dates.
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