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Deer hunting season is coming up in Delaware.

Hunters will be able to hunt for their prey for an additional 18 extra Sundays beginning on September 1st.

WBOC reports that while there will be a total of 23 Sundays of deer hunting for this year’s season in Delaware only six additional days will allow for the use of firearms.

The television station reports that some believe even with the extra days it may not be enough to deal with the large population.

Ernest Vogl is a farmer in Harrington.

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Federal officials say the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge public use area will be closed later this month to allow for a deer hunt.

Officials say the public use area, which includes the visitor contact station, will be closed all day on Jan. 21.

Officials also are reminding outdoorsmen that only lottery selected and permitted hunters will have access to the headquarters area.


HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - Maryland's Department of Natural Resources is flying high after regaining use of a helicopter for aerial surveillance.
The agency said in a statement Wednesday that it's using the chopper this fall to help enforce deer hunting and oyster-harvesting regulations.
The aviation unit was eliminated in 2009 in a cost-cutting move by the administration of former governor Martin O'Malley. The agency says the helicopter was transferred to the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

Crosman company

WYE MILLS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is rushing to regulate a new kind of hunting weapon that's a cross between a high-powered air rifle and a crossbow.

The device is marketed by the Crosman Corp. as an "Airbow." The company's website says it uses compressed air to fire full-sized arrows with more speed and accuracy than a crossbow.

The Maryland agency said in a statement Monday it's proposing to regulate the devices as air guns, which are currently allowed for hunting certain bird species.

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - Deer hunters in most of Maryland are getting a couple more days to hunt with modern firearms.

The winter portion of the firearm deer season opens Friday and continues through Saturday everywhere except Garrett and Allegany counties, and Washington County west of Clear Spring.

On Sunday, hunters can shoot deer with modern firearms on private lands only in Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Charles, Frederick, Harford, Queen Anne's, Somerset, St. Mary's and Worcester counties, and Washington County east of Clear Spring.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Hunting enthusiasts are rallying in Annapolis in favor of more Sunday hunting.

The Maryland Hunting Coalition is sponsoring Thursday's event. The group supports a bill in the General Assembly to allow Sunday deer hunting in Baltimore County, one of three that prohibit the practice. The others are Howard and Prince George's counties.

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley is giving his blessing to more Sunday hunting in western Maryland despite opposition from birdwatchers and horseback riders.

The Democratic governor signed two bills Thursday enabling state game managers to allow Sunday deer hunting for the first time on designated public land in Frederick, Washington, Allegany and Garrett counties.

Sunday deer hunting on private land was already allowed in those counties but Sunday deer hunting on public land was prohibited statewide.