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By PETER BAKER | December 6, 1992
SHOWS Wednesday-Saturday: National Campground Owners Association Convention and Expo at the Sheraton-Washington Hotel, Washington.FISHINGDec. 15: General meeting of the Maryland Chapter of Trout Unlimited at Odd Fellows Hall above Set's Sport Shop in Towson at 7 p.m. Tackle and tying materials swap meet as well as appraisal of antique tackle.HUNTINGThrough Friday: Canada goose season, 1 per day.Through Saturday: Firearms season for deer.Through Jan. 30: Bow season for deer (Bow may be used during balance of firearms and muzzleloader seasons, but hunter orange must be worn)
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From Sun staff reports | September 6, 2014
Archery hunting for white-tailed deer opened statewide Friday and continues through Jan. 31. New this year, hunters in Region A may take only two antlerless deer for the license year. Also new, a hunter may not harvest more than two white-tailed deer within the yearly bag limit that have two or fewer points on each antler present. Any additional antlered deer taken within the legal seasons and bag limits must have at least three points on one antler. Junior Hunting License holders are exempt from the antler point restriction.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | December 4, 1995
On opening day of the two-week firearms season for deer in Maryland on Nov. 25, weather conditions were excellent across the state, and hunters killed 16,140 whitetail and sika deer, according to preliminary statistics provided by the Department of Natural Resources.The opening day kill surpassed last year's total of 14,003 by 2,137.According to the DNR, the firearms season accounts for the great majority of deer killed by hunters in Maryland, with 63 percent of last year's kill coming during the two-week season.
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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 6, 1996
The muzzleloader hunting season for deer opens later this month, followed by the beginning of the two-week modern firearms season at the end of November.According to the Department of Natural Resources, as many as 40,000 muzzleloader hunters will be in the field either in the early October season (Oct. 17-19) or the late session (Dec. 21-Jan. 4).DNR also estimates that as many as 98,000 deer hunters will be in the field during the modern firearms season, Nov. 30-Dec. 14.And whether the quarry is a sika deer in Dorchester or Worchester counties or a whitetail in any county of the state, the most successful hunters will be those who have sighted in their weapons.
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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 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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November 20, 1993
As the start of Maryland's two-week firearms season for deer hunters approaches, state wildlife managers are hoping for a higher kill than last year's record 51,098 total. At least that many deer must be killed for three straight seasons to reduce the statewide herd nearer to a manageable level of 160,000 head, they say.It's not just the size of the wild herd that can be sustained by available natural resources, without harming other wildlife. Game managers also aim to meet the state's "cultural carrying capacity," measuring the largest number of deer that can be tolerated by most human landowners.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Sun Staff Writer | October 16, 1994
On Thursday, Maryland's experimental early muzzleloader hunting season for deer opens in all connties, with a bag limit of one for all hunters.The season closes Saturday.In Allegany, Carroll, Frederick and Washington counties, hunters may take only antlered deer. In all other counties, hunters may choose between antlered or antlerless deer.In Dorchester County, the three day season also is open to sika deer, antlered or antlerless.The experimental season, which was the subject of much debate at public meetings earlier this year, was put in to give a growing number of muzzleloader hunters an opportunity to hunt when conditions might be more favorable for them than the traditional black powder season in December.
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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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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 | November 27, 1998
At the start of this century, Maryland's population of white-tailed deer was so small that hunting them was prohibited statewide in 1902. As the 21st century approaches, the whitetail is back in such force that the state is counting on hunters more than ever to thin the herd."
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | November 26, 1998
Deep in the woods is a sanctuary of sorts, where sunlight streams through a million naked tree branches, a cool breeze stirs the scent of tree bark, and red, brown and pink leaves sprinkled with dew carpet the forest floor.This time of year, thousands of hunters don their scent-free camouflage, pick up a weapon and head for worship in wooded acres."It's just relaxing," said Tom Bartosiewicz, a bow hunter who shot an 80-pound doe at Patuxent Wildlife Refuge last week. "You get away from the bustle of the whole world.
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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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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 and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | October 6, 1996
The muzzleloader hunting season for deer opens later this month, followed by the beginning of the two-week modern firearms season at the end of November.According to the Department of Natural Resources, as many as 40,000 muzzleloader hunters will be in the field either in the early October season (Oct. 17-19) or the late session (Dec. 21-Jan. 4).DNR also estimates that as many as 98,000 deer hunters will be in the field during the modern firearms season, Nov. 30-Dec. 14.And whether the quarry is a sika deer in Dorchester or Worchester counties or a whitetail in any county of the state, the most successful hunters will be those who have sighted in their weapons.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | December 5, 1993
In September, Maryland held its first hunting season for resident Canada geese in the counties west of the Chesapeake Bay, and over the next two years the experimental season will continue.Judging from a report prepared by Bill Harvey, Waterfowl Project Leader for the state Department of Natural Resources, this year's early goose hunt had good and bad points.From the standpoint of some hunters, the season was held during weather considered too warm for goose hunting, hunt areas were hard to find and little public land that held geese was available.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | November 14, 1993
Over the next two weeks, hunting hits full stride in Maryland with the openings of seasons for rabbit, quail, pheasant, dove, brant, ducks, Canada goose and the two-week firearms season for deer.Although the season for cottontail rabbits already is open in Garrett County, the season in the rest of the state opens tomorrow, with a bag limit of four. The season closes Jan. 31 in Garrett and Feb. 7 in all other counties.The quail season also opens tomorrow, excluding Allegany and Garrett counties, with a limit of six per day. This season also has a split closure, with the western portion of the state (west of Interstate 83 south to I-695 to I-95 south to Virginia)
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | December 4, 1995
On opening day of the two-week firearms season for deer in Maryland on Nov. 25, weather conditions were excellent across the state, and hunters killed 16,140 whitetail and sika deer, according to preliminary statistics provided by the Department of Natural Resources.The opening day kill surpassed last year's total of 14,003 by 2,137.According to the DNR, the firearms season accounts for the great majority of deer killed by hunters in Maryland, with 63 percent of last year's kill coming during the two-week season.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Sun Staff Writer | October 16, 1994
On Thursday, Maryland's experimental early muzzleloader hunting season for deer opens in all connties, with a bag limit of one for all hunters.The season closes Saturday.In Allegany, Carroll, Frederick and Washington counties, hunters may take only antlered deer. In all other counties, hunters may choose between antlered or antlerless deer.In Dorchester County, the three day season also is open to sika deer, antlered or antlerless.The experimental season, which was the subject of much debate at public meetings earlier this year, was put in to give a growing number of muzzleloader hunters an opportunity to hunt when conditions might be more favorable for them than the traditional black powder season in December.
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