The Mountain Maryland Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association recently presented a robotic deer to the Maryland Natural Resource Police. From left are Lt. Greg Bartles, Sgt. Dave Marple and A. J. Fleming. “This should be a fantastic tool for our county. This particular robotic deer is an actual new 2012 model that is a completed taxidermist mount, has mobility throughout the body, and can be turned into either a doe with no antlers or one of many bucks depending on which antlers the NRP officer wishes to use,” said Fleming, branch president. NRP officers set the robotic deer in a field and then arrest people who shoot at it illegally, such as from a vehicle. Fleming encouraged hunters to use the Catch-a-Poacher hotline (800-635-6124) to report violations. The QDMA is a nonprofit organization that promotes balancing the deer herd with the habitat through a prescribed doe harvest and by various methods that restrict the harvest of young bucks. Garrett County has 27,000 acres enrolled and includes farmers, landowners, hunting clubs and leased land. To inquire, call Carl Lee at 301-387-4010.
Canaan now has sporting clay range
sporting clays, five-stand
clay target field is set to
open in West Virginia at
Canaan Valley Resort
State Park during Memorial
Fishing rodeo set
Annual Fishing Rodeo for
the physically impaired
will take place June 8
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at
the Cumberland Outdoor
Club property on state
Route 51 just south of Oldtown.
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Broadwater wins at Redding
Team Easton’s Jesse Broadwater, an
Allegany County resident, made history recently by becoming
the first archer to shoot 139 out of 140 — dropping only
one point — and smashing the previous record of five points
down, according to an article on The Archery Wire.
‘Somebody flipped the switch’
The number of bears to die
on Maryland roadways this
year has risen to nine since
April 11, according to the
unofficial count maintained
by the Cumberland Times-
W.V. apprentice hunting license circumvents safety
This is the first of a two-part series about the
West Virginia apprentice hunting license and
hunter recruitment. See the Outdoors page of
May 26 for the second part.
They’ve started, you know. The gobbler seasons.
Well, actually, one has, that being Maryland, and two will, one in West Virginia tomorrow and then another in Pennsylvania soon after that.
What Maryland’s new firearms laws will mean to you
The following information that deals with the impacts of the Firearms Safety Act of 2013 (Senate Bill 281), that will become law in October, was sent to the Times-News by State Delegate Wendell Beitzel.
Nugent alive, not jailed
Fans of Ted Nugent, who calls himself Uncle Ted as well as the Motor City Madman, are likely rejoicing.
Junior Hunter Field Day set
A Junior Hunter Field Day will take place May 11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for ages 8-16, at the Midland Sportsman’s Club.
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