MDWFA 2012 MARYLAND RETRIEVER GUNDOG CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCED
MDWFA recently sponsored the 2012 Maryland Gundog Championship today near Trappe, MD. The winner was Bruce Yerkes - Yerkes' Marley of Elkton, MD.
The finalists were
Jeff Riebling - Tank
Jerry Serie - Dakota
Mike Tome - Duece
Nick Steen - Gracie
Nick Steen - Thor
A Special thanks to all the workers and participants who helped make this a fun event.
2012 MD Hunting License Fee Increase Fails
March 28, 2012- HB 1419 did come out of assigned house committee with a favorable report with amendments but failed with an unsuccessful House Floor of 62-69 the DNR Wildlife and Heritage Div. proposed amended bill has failed to pass. This means that the bill is effectively dead and fees and increases will not be suffered by Lic. Hunters this coming season.
It probably means that this issue will raise its head again next legislative season though and will have to be revisited and examined all over again very soon.
The fate of the exponential 500% increase in Maryland boating registration fees known as HB 1307 seems unlikely to pass this year but there is no definitive word on it and therefore the out come of that bill in up in the air still as it is still lingering in the assigned house committee as of the writing of this article.
Maryland Wood Duck Initiative Looking FOr Private Nesting Data.
The Maryland Wood Duck initiative already maintains and gathers information on numerous public wood duck nesting boxes in Maryland. They are seeking private Maryland Wood Duck nesting box data to be compiled along with that public sector data to establish a more accurate picture of the Maryland Wood Duck nesting trends. If you have private boxes and would like to assist in this endeavor or would like more information please contact Cliff Brown at 703-447-5142 or email at email@example.com.
Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System
Click here to explore the Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System from NOAA. This system allow you to explore current information from various information buoys located through the Chesapeake Bay. the deliver such information as water temperature, wind speed and direction, mean and current wave height, water salinity among other various statistics to help you plan for a safe informed waterfowl outing on the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Once you click on a buoy of interest a popup window will appear showing general data; click on more information for all the available data sets available.
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