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By Bill Burton | October 15, 1991
Josh Sandt, who has headed deer and other forest game programs for the Department of Natural Resources, has been appointed acting director of the Wildlife Division of the Resources Conservation Service, formerly known as Forest, Parks and Wildlife Service. Sandt replaces Gary Taylor, who is serving a two-year appointment as legislative counsel for the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.Also, Don MacLauchlan, an assistant DNR secretary who formerly headed Forests, Parks and Wildlife, has been elected chairman of the Executive Commitee of the International.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | November 5, 1995
Early last week, the Department of Natural Resources initiated a pilot project that would transfer day-to-day operation of 11 wildlife management areas and demonstration forests in the state from its Wildlife Division to the Forest and Park Service.The transfer, which has been expected for months, has caused concern among hunters and fishermen in the state, who have wondered loudly whether their favorite wild hunting lands and water courses would be transformed into parkland to be used heavily by bird-watchers, hikers and picnickers.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Sun Staff Writer | March 3, 1994
By early this week, wildlife division personnel in Maryland and Virginia had collected more than 4,000 carcasses of waterfowl dead from the recent outbreak of avian cholera.Dead waterfowl, mainly sea ducks, have been collected from shorelines at Sandy Point and Kent Island as far south as Virginia Beach. The greatest concentrations in Maryland have been in Calvert and St. Mary's counties on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay and at Tilghman Island and the south shore of the Choptank River in Talbot and Dorchester counties on the Eastern Shore.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Sun Staff Writer | September 3, 1995
Maryland's Eastern Shore counties have a diversity of habitat suited to whitetailed and sika deer, ducks and geese, turkey and woodland game as well as non-game animals. How to manage that habitat for the benefit of animals and hunters or wildlife watchers will be the subject of a one-day workshop in Easton on Sept. 14.The workshop, called Wildlife Management and How You Can Help, is sponsored by Waterfowl Festival, Inc., and will draw on the expertise of staffs from the Wildlife Society, the Soil and Water Conservation Society and the state Department of Natural Resources.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | November 5, 1995
Early last week, the Department of Natural Resources initiated a pilot project that would transfer day-to-day operation of 11 wildlife management areas and demonstration forests in the state from its Wildlife Division to the Forest and Park Service.The transfer, which has been expected for months, has caused concern among hunters and fishermen in the state, who have wondered loudly whether their favorite wild hunting lands and water courses would be transformed into parkland to be used heavily by bird-watchers, hikers and picnickers.
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By PETER BAKER | December 8, 1994
Last year the Wildlife Division of the Department of Natural Resources funded a telephone survey of 1,002 Maryland residents to determine public support, participation and attitudes toward wildlife viewing in the state.Responsive Management, the Virginia firm that also conducted a survey last year on an early muzzleloader hunting season for deer in Maryland, found that almost 75 percent of those interviewed indicated they might have an interest in observing wildlife.In response to the results of the survey and a trend documented over the past 20 years by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Wildlife Division has begun a Watchable Wildlife program to increase viewing and photographic opportunities.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Sun Staff Writer | September 3, 1995
Maryland's Eastern Shore counties have a diversity of habitat suited to whitetailed and sika deer, ducks and geese, turkey and woodland game as well as non-game animals. How to manage that habitat for the benefit of animals and hunters or wildlife watchers will be the subject of a one-day workshop in Easton on Sept. 14.The workshop, called Wildlife Management and How You Can Help, is sponsored by Waterfowl Festival, Inc., and will draw on the expertise of staffs from the Wildlife Society, the Soil and Water Conservation Society and the state Department of Natural Resources.
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By TaNoah V. Sterling and TaNoah V. Sterling,Staff Writer | January 2, 1994
A rescue mission to save a loon trapped in an icy pond took the life of a state wildlife employee last week.The accident occurred Wednesday in the state's coldest county, Garrett in Western Maryland, on a day when the wind chill was about minus 40.Edwin A. Lewis, 38, of Oakland attempted the rescue by canoe even though he was a maintenance mechanic.The canoe capsized. Mr. Lewis was in the water for slightly more than 30 minutes and died later at a hospital.He was the first Maryland wildlife worker to die in the line of duty since a man was crushed by a falling tree 20 years ago in Green Ridge State Forest in Allegany County, authorities said.
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By Peter Baker | March 5, 1992
This weekendThe mackerel run is in full swing, with several head boats beginning daily trips out of Ocean City this week.The Miss Ocean City and the O.C. Princess are among the boats that will begin daily trips today. The Angler plans to start making daily trips on Saturday.Trips usually start at 7 a.m. and return in midafternoon. The cost is roughly $25 per person, with rod and reel rentals available. Anglers may bring their own gear.Be sure to call ahead to check local weather conditions.
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By PETER BAKER | March 5, 1992
THIS WEEKENDThe mackerel run is in full swing, with several head boats beginning daily trips out of Ocean City this week.The Miss Ocean City and the O.C. Princess are among the boats that will begin daily trips today. The Angler plans to start making daily trips on Saturday.Trips usually start at 7 a.m. and return in midafternoon. The cost is roughly $25 per person, with rod and reel rentals available. Anglers may bring their own gear.Be sure to call ahead to check local weather conditions.
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By PETER BAKER | December 8, 1994
Last year the Wildlife Division of the Department of Natural Resources funded a telephone survey of 1,002 Maryland residents to determine public support, participation and attitudes toward wildlife viewing in the state.Responsive Management, the Virginia firm that also conducted a survey last year on an early muzzleloader hunting season for deer in Maryland, found that almost 75 percent of those interviewed indicated they might have an interest in observing wildlife.In response to the results of the survey and a trend documented over the past 20 years by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Wildlife Division has begun a Watchable Wildlife program to increase viewing and photographic opportunities.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Sun Staff Writer | March 3, 1994
By early this week, wildlife division personnel in Maryland and Virginia had collected more than 4,000 carcasses of waterfowl dead from the recent outbreak of avian cholera.Dead waterfowl, mainly sea ducks, have been collected from shorelines at Sandy Point and Kent Island as far south as Virginia Beach. The greatest concentrations in Maryland have been in Calvert and St. Mary's counties on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay and at Tilghman Island and the south shore of the Choptank River in Talbot and Dorchester counties on the Eastern Shore.
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By TaNoah V. Sterling and TaNoah V. Sterling,Staff Writer | January 2, 1994
A rescue mission to save a loon trapped in an icy pond took the life of a state wildlife employee last week.The accident occurred Wednesday in the state's coldest county, Garrett in Western Maryland, on a day when the wind chill was about minus 40.Edwin A. Lewis, 38, of Oakland attempted the rescue by canoe even though he was a maintenance mechanic.The canoe capsized. Mr. Lewis was in the water for slightly more than 30 minutes and died later at a hospital.He was the first Maryland wildlife worker to die in the line of duty since a man was crushed by a falling tree 20 years ago in Green Ridge State Forest in Allegany County, authorities said.
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By GARY DIAMOND | October 24, 1993
The first Saturday after Thanksgiving is a day some Harford County residents feel should be declared a state holiday. Nov. 27 is opening day of Maryland's regular firearms season for whitetail deer.When opening day arrives, more than 120,000 Maryland hunters will take to the woods in search of what has been described as the nation's most elusive big-game animal.A substantial number of Harford's hunters, however, will travel to the lower Eastern Shore or to large tracts of state land in Western Maryland in search of their quarry.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Staff Writer | March 15, 1992
State wildlife managers have too many deer, and soup kitchen operators have too many mouths to feed. So why not let the state's hungry eat venison?Maryland deer hunters may soon be asked to help make that possible.Encouraged by hunters and the success of deer donationprograms in neighboring states, the Department of Natural Resources has reversed past policy and hopes to have a venison donation program in place by the opening of deer hunting season in September."We would take all they can give us," said Wayne G. Flickinger, marketing manager for the Maryland Food Bank.
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By Peter Baker | March 5, 1992
This weekendThe mackerel run is in full swing, with several head boats beginning daily trips out of Ocean City this week.The Miss Ocean City and the O.C. Princess are among the boats that will begin daily trips today. The Angler plans to start making daily trips on Saturday.Trips usually start at 7 a.m. and return in midafternoon. The cost is roughly $25 per person, with rod and reel rentals available. Anglers may bring their own gear.Be sure to call ahead to check local weather conditions.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Staff Writer | March 15, 1992
State wildlife managers have too many deer, and soup kitchen operators have too many mouths to feed. So why not let the state's hungry eat venison?Maryland deer hunters may soon be asked to help make that possible.Encouraged by hunters and the success of deer donationprograms in neighboring states, the Department of Natural Resources has reversed past policy and hopes to have a venison donation program in place by the opening of deer hunting season in September."We would take all they can give us," said Wayne G. Flickinger, marketing manager for the Maryland Food Bank.
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By GARY DIAMOND | October 24, 1993
The first Saturday after Thanksgiving is a day some Harford County residents feel should be declared a state holiday. Nov. 27 is opening day of Maryland's regular firearms season for whitetail deer.When opening day arrives, more than 120,000 Maryland hunters will take to the woods in search of what has been described as the nation's most elusive big-game animal.A substantial number of Harford's hunters, however, will travel to the lower Eastern Shore or to large tracts of state land in Western Maryland in search of their quarry.
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By PETER BAKER | March 5, 1992
THIS WEEKENDThe mackerel run is in full swing, with several head boats beginning daily trips out of Ocean City this week.The Miss Ocean City and the O.C. Princess are among the boats that will begin daily trips today. The Angler plans to start making daily trips on Saturday.Trips usually start at 7 a.m. and return in midafternoon. The cost is roughly $25 per person, with rod and reel rentals available. Anglers may bring their own gear.Be sure to call ahead to check local weather conditions.
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By Bill Burton | October 15, 1991
Josh Sandt, who has headed deer and other forest game programs for the Department of Natural Resources, has been appointed acting director of the Wildlife Division of the Resources Conservation Service, formerly known as Forest, Parks and Wildlife Service. Sandt replaces Gary Taylor, who is serving a two-year appointment as legislative counsel for the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.Also, Don MacLauchlan, an assistant DNR secretary who formerly headed Forests, Parks and Wildlife, has been elected chairman of the Executive Commitee of the International.
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