Carl Lee of Swanton, Maryland, harvested a 539-pound bear in Garrett County — the largest bear taken in Maryland’s annual black bear hunt — on Oct. 21, 2019. (Courtesy of Maryland Department of Natural Resources.)

Black bear hunt numbers up with growing population

By: Cody Wilcox, Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Starting with a chance in a lottery, black bear hunting in

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Striped bass, also known as rockfish, are one of the most popular sport and commercial fish in the Chesapeake Bay and along the mid-Atlantic coast. Their population has been in decline for at least a decade. (Dave Harp)

East Coast fishery managers order 18% cut in striped bass harvest

By: Timothy B. Wheeler Acting to stem serious declines in the striped bass population, East Coast fishery managers have ordered

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