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February 16, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Deer Harvest Posts Small Decline in Montgomery County

Montgomery County hunters killed fewer deer over the 2017-18 deer season compared with the 2016-17 season, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported Friday. The county deer kill was 4,783 in the 17-18 season, compared with 4,873 in the 16-17 season, a 1.8 percent decline. The numbers combine the archery, firearm and muzzleloader seasons from […]

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July 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Acres of Sunflowers Are Blooming in Poolesville This Week

UPDATED Looking for a bright spot? Grab your camera and head to McKee Beshers Wildlife Management Area off River Road in Montgomery County this month. That’s where 30 acres of sunflowers have been planted in nine different fields, and they are expected to reach peak bloom in late July. The sunflowers should be in full bloom […]

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May 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Anglers Hope to Hook Invasive Snakeheads

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is hosting the second Annual “Stop the Snakehead Fishing Derby” June 3 at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park’s Pennyfield Lock, in Blockhouse Point Park off River Road, according to a DNR news release. Interested anglers can register for the free event here. Since the 2002 discovery of […]

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February 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Nearly 5,000 Deer Killed in Montgomery County During 2016-17 Season

Nearly 5,000 deer were killed in Montgomery County during the 2016-17 hunting season, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported Friday. County hunters killed 1,505 antlered deer, a 7.4 percent increase, and 3,368 antlerless deer, a 0.7 percent increase. The total deer kill was 4,873, a 2.7 percent increase, according to statistics compiled by DNR. […]

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November 17, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Woman Attacked by Black Bear in Frederick County

A 63-year-old woman was attacked by a black bear on Wednesday night in Frederick County, according to a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) official. The bear attack happened around 9 p.m. on Irongate Lane in Frederick, near Middleton, according to Harry Spiker, who is a state bear biologist. Spiker said this is the first time […]

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November 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

Drivers Advised to Look Out for Deer and Bears on Maryland Roads

AAA Mid-Atlantic is reminding motorists to be alert for roaming deer as it is mating season. The mating season, also known as rut, typically runs from late Oct. through Nov in the fall, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR). But that’s not all. If you are driving in western Maryland, you should […]

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October 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 12, in Montgomery County

It’s Yom Kippur.  Here are five more things to know today, Oct. 12th, in Montgomery County: 1. Election Judges Needed: A spokesperson for the Board of Elections says 700 more election judges are needed for Election Day on Nov. 8th. Find out how you can help, here. 2. Street Beat: A van outfitted with special equipment […]

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June 16, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: More Black Bear Sightings in Montgomery County (PHOTOS)

UPDATED 6.16.16 That yearling black bear is on the move in Montgomery County, according to Maryland bear biologist Harry Spiker. Spiker said the bear was spotted this morning, at 10 a.m., at Route 29 and Industrial Parkway in Silver Spring. On Wednesday, the bear was reported eating lunch on the FDA campus in White Oak. […]

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December 18, 2015 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Week In Review featured on Montgomery Community Media

Watch Montgomery Week in Review (VIDEO)

Don Mooers hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. His guests include Charlotte Davis, Ilaya Hopkins, Henry Hailstock and Brian Karem. Topics discussed this week include the state Program Open Space and the county Agricultural Reserve, the expected report from the Augustine Commission on Maryland economic development, nutrition and brain health, and the recent Sentinel […]

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November 16, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

White Tailed Deer

Hunters Harvest More Than 1,500 Deer in Montgomery County (PHOTO)

Maryland hunters have been quite busy during early hunting season. The number of deer “harvested” is up 5 percent to 23,048 this year compared to 2014 in the state, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Despite an overall 1 percent decrease, Montgomery County ranks number three in the whole state, with a total of […]

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