Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources has recognized its first FishMaryland Master Angler Award recipient. Gary Simpson of Nottingham, Baltimore County, caught a total of 10 different species, meeting all the minimum requirements of the department’s new program.

On Sept. 28, a panel of five judges chose an acrylic painting of a black-bellied whistling-duck pair by Eddie LeRoy as the latest winner of the federal duck stamp art contest. This is the first contest win for LeRoy, an artist from Eufala, Alabama.

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will host a public meeting concerning striped bass from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the American Legion on Radiance Drive in Cambridge.

Archery deer hunting season is underway at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge with the first split running through Oct. 16. The season bag limit for archery is three sika deer (only 1 antlered) and 11 white-tailed deer (only 1 antlered). Additional seasons are Oct. 28-Nov. 22, Jan. 13-24, a…

Hunters in Maryland now have two new public hunting opportunities in state wildlife management areas. The Department of Natural Resources has announced that Browns Branch Wildlife Management Area in Queen Anne’s County and Popes Creek Wildlife Management Area in Charles County are now open t…