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Maryland DNR Seeks Public Comment on Deer Management

(January 28, 2019 -- Annapolis) The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is seeking public comment on the state’s management of white-tailed deer. The input will be used to help revise the state’s deer management plan for the next 15 years, establishing long-term goals, and identifying specific objectives and strategies for achieving them.

Through Feb. 28, the public can provide comments online. The department is also accepting feedback by phone at 410-260-8540; by fax at 410-260-8596; or in writing to: Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Heritage Service, 580 Taylor Avenue, E-1, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401.

“We look forward to hearing from all citizens interested in one of Maryland’s most important wildlife species – the white-tailed deer,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “Public input is vital to crafting a well-rounded plan that includes all opinions about deer and how they should be managed.”

A brief summary of the current status of white-tailed deer management will be presented at four public meetings:

Western Region Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. Mountain Ridge High School

100 Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick Lane, Frostburg, Maryland 21532

Southern Region Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus Room 113, Business and Industry Building 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata, Maryland 20646 

Eastern Region Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. Chesapeake College Room 127, Health Professions and Athletics Center 1000 College Drive, Wye Mills, Maryland 21679

Central Region Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. New Town High School 4931 New Town Boulevard Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

Meetings are weather-dependent, and will be postponed if schools are closed on the scheduled day. Attendees should check the department website for closure and rescheduling information.

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