Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has partnered
with local conservation groups to present a spring Junior Hunter
Field Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 7 at the Midland Sportsman’s
Club in Midland, Allegany County.
“Under the guidance of wildlife professionals, this event will
provide a safe, fun and hands-on opportunity for young people to
learn about hunting and the important role it plays in Maryland’s
wildlife conservation,” said Clarissa Harris, regional wildlife
response coordinator for DNR’s Wildlife & Heritage Service.
The program creates an excellent opportunity for young people
interested in wildlife activities to experience the fun of the
great outdoors and learn how to become involved in the management
of our natural resources. Those with an interest in hunting,
shooting sports and wildlife and fisheries management will have an
opportunity to interact with DNR personnel and local
conservationists in a safe, mentored setting, learning about
archery, sporting clays, turkey hunting and fishing. Professionals
from DNR will join representatives of sporting and conservation
organizations to provide expertise in natural resources
stewardship, wildlife and fisheries biology, and safety and ethical
conduct in the field.
All equipment will be provided. Certified instructors will
oversee all shooting activities. A free lunch will be provided by
the Midland Sportsmen’s Club.
This event is open to young people, ages 8 to 16.
Pre-registration is required and is limited to the first 100
applicants, so register early. Please contact the Wildlife and
Heritage Service Cumberland Office at 301-777-2136 to request
registration information or visit