Image courtesy of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources

National Hunting and Fishing Day 2019 Focuses on Veterans

Maryland Dedicates Annual Event to Those Who Served

News Release, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites all current and former service members and their families to Patriot Point in Dorchester County Sept. 21 to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day. 

The annual event includes fishing, archery, shooting sports, and other activities centered on the outdoors and wildlife. A mentored dove hunt will also be offered for new and apprentice hunters.

Governor Larry Hogan proclaimed 2019 as the Year of the Veteran in Maryland. This year-long observance raises awareness of the brave service and sacrifice our United States veterans and families have made for Maryland and our country.

“The new partnership between the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Patriot Point creates a remarkable opportunity to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day on Maryland’s Eastern Shore,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “We are proud to offer this event on a beautiful waterfront setting and honor our veterans, their families, and supporters.”

There is no charge to participate, but because space is limited, advance registration is required. A separate registration is required to participate in the dove hunt, and all hunters must complete the requirements for newly licensed or apprentice hunters in Maryland.

More information is available by emailing

National Hunting and Fishing Day was created by the National Shooting Sports Foundation to celebrate the conservation successes of America’s anglers and hunters. Sportsmen generate nearly $800 million annually for state and local economies, supporting countless job opportunities, boosting local economies, and helping fund public resources.

The Southern Maryland Chronicle is a local, small business entrusted to provide factual, unbiased reporting to the Southern Maryland Community. While we look to local businesses for advertising, we hope to keep that cost as low as possible in order to attract even the smallest of local businesses and help them get out to the public. We must also be able to pay employees(part-time and full-time), along with equipment, and website related things. We never want to make the Chronicle a “pay-wall” style news site.

To that end, we are looking to the community to offer donations. Whether it’s a one-time donation or you set up a reoccurring monthly donation. It is all appreciated. All donations at this time will be going to furthering the Chronicle through hiring individuals that have the same goals of providing fair, and unbiased news to the community. For now, donations will be going to a business PayPal account I have set-up for the Southern Maryland Chronicle, KDC Designs. All business transactions currently occur within this PayPal account. If you have any questions regarding this you can email me at

Thank you for all of your support and I hope to continue bringing Southern Maryland the best news possible for a very long time. — David M. Higgins II

© 2019 The Southern Maryland Chronicle. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.