DNR reports stripers, perch, spot are biting

ANNAPOLIS — Warm, sunny days continue as we approach the longest daylight hours of the year. Main bay water temperatures warmed considerably to the mid 70s and will continue rise the next week.Some of the deeper waters from Swan Point to Bloody Point are starting to show unsuitable oxygen conditions for bay fish. With rivers […]

Stay-at-home order affects sports, activities

ANNAPOLIS — Governor Hogan has issued a stay-at-home order in response to the global COVID-19 public health crisis. While there are certain exceptions for essential functions, the primary intent of the order is for people to stay at home in order to limit the spread of the virus.The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has […]

DNR issues guidance on stay-at-home order

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issued guidelines on Monday regarding outdoor activities. Recreational boating is among the prohibitions following Gov. Hogan’s stay-at-home order. The governor’s directive, also issued Monday, says that no Maryland resident should be leaving their home unless it is for an essential job or reason, such as obtaining […]

Letters to the Editor

City looks for citizens’ views With Odie Wheeler retiring in December, the city manager is in the process of developing his plan for reorganizing the city staff that he will bring to City Council for approval. In the meantime, citizens come to our meetings and let us know where we need to improve. I am […]

Another chance to bag a wild hen or gobbler

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the opening of the winter turkey season, which runs statewide from Jan. 23-25 for hunters who did not harvest a turkey during the 2019 fall season. Hunting hours are from one half-hour before sunrise to one half-hour after sunset. The bag limit is one turkey of […]

Record set for big-scale pomfret off Delmarva

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has officially recognized Jeff Rosenkilde of Monkton as holding the first official state fishing record for big-scale pomfret. Mr. Rosenkilde caught the 22.1-pound fish Dec. 28 in the Atlantic Ocean canyons off the coast of the Delmarva peninsula. Mr. Rosenkilde and four friends were deep-drop fishing for […]

Leading in protection of natural resources

I recently had the honor of swearing in Colonel G. Adrian Baker as the new Superintendent of the Maryland Natural Resources Police. Colonel Baker has an impressive track record and a wealth of relevant experience – both of which will serve the department and Maryland well. The Natural Resources Police unit has an important and […]