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MDWFA Region 1 - Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset Counties

Butch and 'Vern'Regional Director: Butch Chambers
Phone: 410-476-5330
Cell: 410-463-1020
Worchester, Wicomico, Somerset, Dorchester counties.

Welcome to the Region 1 section of the website. My name is Butch Chambers and I am the regional director. I am a 63 year old retiree and live with my wife on a farm outside of Trappe, Maryland. I have been duck hunting in Dorchester and Wicomico Counties for over 45 years. I have seen many changes in both the numbers of ducks and geese and the increase in public hunting opportunities. Training retrievers has been a lifelong hobby and I've been blessed with some good dogs. I enjoy everything about waterfowl hunting including the preparation, the dogs, the marsh, the hunt and the meal.

Hindman and Scanlon after a successful hunt on the Nanticoke River

Larry Hindman and Jack Scanlon after a successful hunt on the Nanticoke River marsh.

The Maryland Waterfowlers Association is a critical link to insuring that we, our children and grandchildren enjoy the sport for many years to come. All the hunters in the region need to be members of MDWFA and work to support waterfowl hunting in Maryland.

A regional staff has been appointed as County Field Representatives. They will serve as the county contact person for the organization. Feel free to contact any of us with questions, ideas, suggestions or for any reason. We are here to serve the waterfowlers of the region.

Following is the contact information:

Dorchester County - Vacant

Wicomico County - Aaron Ward, home 410-219-1139, cell 410-251-3838,
Learn more about Aaron Ward

Worcester County - Bob Mattie, cell 443-735-8155
Learn more about Bob Mattie

Somerset County - David Barnes, phone: 443 523-5235

This website is for us hunters. If you have anything to post such as pictures, stories, articles, ect. Contact us.

Most folks I've talked to think it was a pretty good season up two the last two weeks when the weather was so mild. That was my experience also. Hopefully the geese didn't get hurt to bad and they will have a good nesting season. Also I hope the blackheads stop their downward spiral and their population stabilizes. This region is the heart of duck hunting in the state. Let's hope it stays that way.