Waterfowl hunter on the water

Shoreline Licenses Applications

Submit applications for offshore waterfowl blind and shoreline licenses for riparian property owners before June 1st.

Baltimore Checkerspot by Jenn Frye

State Wildlife Action Plan Revision

The 2015 Maryland State Wildlife Action Plan revision is underway. Become a part of the process. We want to hear from you.

2014-15 Maryland Guide to Hunting & Trapping Cover

Guide to Hunting & Trapping 2014 - 2015

Maryland's hunting license year runs from July 1st to June 31st.  The new guide for 2015-2016 will be published in late spring 2015.

White-tailed Fawn, photo by John Delano, Hammond/Wikimedia 

DNR's Junior Hunter Field Days

Safe, enjoyable, hands-on training for boys and girls. These day-long events are held throughout the state and open to young people, ages 8 to 16. FREE, with required registration.


Hunter Safety Education

Learn about Maryland's hunter education requirement and where you can take a basic hunter safety class.

Artwork for Spring 2015 issue of Habichat 

For Stewards of Maryland's Backyard Wildlife

HABITAT - the arrangement of food, water, cover, and space - IS THE KEY.Habichat is filled with suggestions for attracting wildlife to your backyard. 

Project Wild Logo - One Million Educators Gone WILD

Project WILD

Professional development for educators use ProjectWILD activities to teach basic skills in science, social studies, language arts, math, art, and music. Grades K-12.