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By Patricia Meisol | January 6, 1992
Ten wild ponies, possibly a third of those that roamed the narrow northern end of Assateague Island, died during the severe northeaster that ravaged the Maryland and Delaware coasts Saturday.The deaths were the first in at least a quarter-century under such circumstances on the rugged, low-lying barrier island, authorities said. All of the island is either national or state parkland."It hit so fast. I would suspect they were caught without being able to get away from it," said Roger Rector, superintendent of Assateague Island National Seashore.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | February 11, 2011
High winds and bitter temperatures kept deer hunters at home and dropped the total number of kills for the 2010-11 season below the 100,000 mark for the first time in three years. During the archery, muzzleloader and modern firearms seasons, hunters killed 98,663 deer, down 2 percent from last year's record season. Brian Eyler, deer project leader for the Department of Natural Resources, called the season "challenging. " In addition to the weather, an abundant acorn crop meant deer did not have to leave safety to search for food.
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By Peter Baker b | November 24, 1991
In the swamps and marshes of Dorchester County, a curious, little elk named the sika deer will be the focus of a Department of Natural Resources study to determine its reproductive tendencies."
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,sun reporter | September 12, 2006
Assateague State Park, famous for its wild ponies, is being overrun by another small, hoofed animal that is eating the plants that hold back beach erosion: sika deer. To save vegetation, state wildlife managers want to whittle the population through an archery-only hunting season from Nov. 13 to Jan. 31. "We've got to do something out there," said Paul Peditto, director of the Wildlife and Heritage Service of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. "Assateague is a unique and valuable resource, and it would be irresponsible to stand by and let it be eaten alive."
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By PETER BAKER | February 27, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- The hunting seasons and bag limits proposed by the Department of Natural Resources for 1991-92 include possible changes in spring and fall turkey seasons as well as the bow, muzzleloader and firearms deer seasons, Mark Hoffman, associate director of the DNR Wildlife Division, said yesterday."
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,sun reporter | September 12, 2006
Assateague State Park, famous for its wild ponies, is being overrun by another small, hoofed animal that is eating the plants that hold back beach erosion: sika deer. To save vegetation, state wildlife managers want to whittle the population through an archery-only hunting season from Nov. 13 to Jan. 31. "We've got to do something out there," said Paul Peditto, director of the Wildlife and Heritage Service of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. "Assateague is a unique and valuable resource, and it would be irresponsible to stand by and let it be eaten alive."
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Sun Staff Writer | December 18, 1994
The fleet in the BOC Challenge, a single-handed round-the-world sailing race, is expected to be in Sydney, Australia, before Christmas. And for American Steve Pettengill, the leg from Cape Town across the Roaring 40s of the southern ocean have been especially challenging.Earlier this month, a part of the rig on Hunter's Child broke, and Pettengill was in danger of losing the mast overboard. At the time of the breakage, Pettengill had been making 13 knots under reefed main and jib in 30- to 40-knot winds and heavy seas.
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By Peter Baker | December 5, 1990
The harvest of white-tailed and sika deer during Maryland's firearms season was 6,000 to 8,000 below projections, according to a preliminary count obtained from the Department of Natural Resources yesterday.In 23 counties, a combined 31,849 deer were harvested. The DNR Forest, Park and Wildlife Service had projected that between 38,000 and 40,000 deer would be taken during the firearms season, which closed Saturday.In 1989, a record 34,518 deer were harvested.Unseasonably warm weather, high winds on opening day and wet weather in the middle of last week were factors that contributed to the low harvest.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | February 11, 2011
High winds and bitter temperatures kept deer hunters at home and dropped the total number of kills for the 2010-11 season below the 100,000 mark for the first time in three years. During the archery, muzzleloader and modern firearms seasons, hunters killed 98,663 deer, down 2 percent from last year's record season. Brian Eyler, deer project leader for the Department of Natural Resources, called the season "challenging. " In addition to the weather, an abundant acorn crop meant deer did not have to leave safety to search for food.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | March 24, 2004
Maryland hunters had something in common last season with their counterparts in surrounding states: fewer deer killed. But game officials say the declining numbers may be an early indication that aggressive hunting regulations are finally beginning to curtail the state's burgeoning deer population, estimated at 300,000. Archers and modern firearms and blackpowder hunters shot 87,223 white-tailed and sika deer, a decrease of 7.3 percent. That still ranked as the third-highest total in the state's 62 years of record keeping.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | November 21, 2004
COME NEXT Saturday, there will be more hunters in Maryland's woods than there will be football fans today at M&T Bank Stadium. Count on it. The Department of Natural Resources estimates that close to 75,000 of the state's 123,000 licensed hunters will mark the opening of the two-week deer firearms season with a walk in the woods. And this time next week, a lot of them will be back out there for the second of two Sundays of hunting. Deer skin vs. pigskin? You decide. Stadium capacity: 69,084.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | March 24, 2004
Maryland hunters had something in common last season with their counterparts in surrounding states: fewer deer killed. But game officials say the declining numbers may be an early indication that aggressive hunting regulations are finally beginning to curtail the state's burgeoning deer population, estimated at 300,000. Archers and modern firearms and blackpowder hunters shot 87,223 white-tailed and sika deer, a decrease of 7.3 percent. That still ranked as the third-highest total in the state's 62 years of record keeping.
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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 Writer | December 18, 1994
The fleet in the BOC Challenge, a single-handed round-the-world sailing race, is expected to be in Sydney, Australia, before Christmas. And for American Steve Pettengill, the leg from Cape Town across the Roaring 40s of the southern ocean have been especially challenging.Earlier this month, a part of the rig on Hunter's Child broke, and Pettengill was in danger of losing the mast overboard. At the time of the breakage, Pettengill had been making 13 knots under reefed main and jib in 30- to 40-knot winds and heavy seas.
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March 6, 1994
DEER SEASONSMajor change would be establishment of a three-day muzzleloader season on Oct. 20, 21, 22 in addition to traditional season in December. During the early muzzleloader season, bow hunters would be required to wear hunter orange and any deer taken with a bow on those dates would count toward bow-season limit.BOW SEASONS* WHITE-TAILEDDates -- Sept. 15-Nov. 25, Dec. 12-16, Jan. 2-31.Areas -- all counties.Bag limits -- One antlered or antlerless with standard license. Additional antlerless white-tailed deer may be taken in Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,Staff Writer | September 12, 1993
The white-tailed deer season opens Wednesday for bow hunters, and officials from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources expect a record deer harvest before the last legal shot is fired Jan. 31.Because the deer population is up, the seasons for bow, firearms and muzzleloaders have been extended in an effort to stabilize the growth of the deer herd, DNR officials said Friday.The deer bow season runs for 17 weeks; the deer firearms season lasts two weeks, opening Nov. 27. The firearms season was extended from one week to two weeks last year.
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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 Joel McCord and Joel McCord,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 7, 1992
OCEAN CITY -- Bulldozers and backhoes and front end loaders pushed sand this way and that yesterday as they began the massive job of repairing the protective dunes damaged during a northeaster that ripped through here Saturday.All day, earth-moving equipment loaded sand covering the huge inlet parking lot onto off-road dump trucks, which hauled it to weak spots in the dunes.Meanwhile, Ocean City and Worcester County crews scraped sand that clung to the streets like the last remnants of a January snowstorm and pushed it toward the beach.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | November 22, 1992
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service surveys hunters and related businesses, and every five years publishes its findings. According to the last survey, in 1985, deer hunting is at least a $50 million resource in Maryland.According to that survey, the average deer hunter spent more than $350 each year on his sport. Hunters who took part in other seasons as well spent a little less than $600."Actually, the most recent survey that has come out [but has yet to be distributed] has a 50 percent increase in that," said Josh Sandt, director of the Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Division.
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By Joel McCord and Joel McCord,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 7, 1992
OCEAN CITY -- Bulldozers and backhoes and front end loaders pushed sand this way and that yesterday as they began the massive job of repairing the protective dunes damaged during a northeaster that ripped through here Saturday.All day, earth-moving equipment loaded sand covering the huge inlet parking lot onto off-road dump trucks, which hauled it to weak spots in the dunes.Meanwhile, Ocean City and Worcester County crews scraped sand that clung to the streets like the last remnants of a January snowstorm and pushed it toward the beach.
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