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Maryland offers a variety of hunting experiences from species to locations. Looking to plan your next trip but not sure where to go? Check out our Where to Go section that highlights each of our counties. Or, if you want to let the species determine your location, use our Local Species section to help plan your trip. For anyone interested in visiting Maryland for a hunting excursion, we highly recommend connecting with one of our[...]
Download The App Today! Choose your phone provider: AccessDNR is the official app from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources for the state's outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you want to visit a state park, hunt or fish, explore waterways by boat or kayak, or simply watch wildlife, the AccessDNR app provides all the information and services you need on the go. Features Include: Maps and directions to Maryland State Parks, trails, Wildlife Management Areas, boat launches[...]
Maryland offers a variety of sportsmen family experiences from species to locations. Even though Deep Creek Lake and its rentals are a great location in Maryland for the family, there are plenty of other options and experiences to choose from. Check out our Where to Go section that highlights each of our counties. Or, if you want to let the species determine your location, use our Local Species section to help plan your trip. For[...]
Ready to take the friends on a trip to the Maryland coast? You might want to start with some more specific information on Ocean City. Visit our Worcester CountyPage or check out Somerset County with easy access to the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Regardless where you might want to go, we suggest you book a charter fishing trip while you’re here. You can book a full or half day offshore charter, or a[...]
Catfish in Maryland While some other states may be able to boast a larger specimen here and there, few can compare with Maryland for the diversity of the water ways you'll fin 'em in. And there's more good news on keeping them for dinner. In many areas the vast majority of eating sized catfish are going to be invasive species. No one is happy to have invasive, so you can feel guilt-free about harvesting blues[...]
Accessed through Cecil County’s North East Community Park, the North East River provides fly fishers with a great freshwater tidal river fly fishing experience. Given the number of different fish species you can catch at this Trail site—bluegill, crappie, channel catfish, largemouth bass, river herring, striped bass, white catfish, white perch, yellow perch, northern snakehead and blue catfish—there is always something on the fly fishing menu for everyone in your group. Given you are fishing[...]
When you launch your canoe or kayak at Porters Crossing on the upper Pocomoke River, you will soon feel you have been transported to Jurassic Park expecting to see some dinosaur around the next bend or one of those prehistoric dragonflies with a six-foot wingspan. It is truly a magical place being surrounded by tall cypress trees and a great tidal river to fly fish. Lurking below the surface of those darkened waters, there are[...]