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Wildlife Management: Eastern Wild Turkeys

Eastern wild turkey
The Eastern Wild Turkey population continues to expand throughout Maryland. This fact sheet describes the physical characteristics, distribution, history, mortality factors, and management techniques of Wild Turkeys.

Wildlife Management: Field Border Management

Farmland
Several upland game and nongame wildlife species have undergone serious population declines in Maryland in the last decades. Many factors, including development, road construction, abnormal weather conditions and intensive farming practices, contribute to the problem. This fact sheet focuses on low...

Wildlife Management: Planting Crops for Wildlife

Sorghum crop
Establishing habitat for wildlife can be an exciting and rewarding experience. It can also help to conserve your soil and protect water quality of local rivers and streams. This fact sheet will explain how to match the area you wish to develop and the wildlife you wish to attract with the...

Wildlife Management: Black Bears

Black bear
The Black Bear is the largest mammal in Maryland. The species ranges through much of forested North America, from Mexico to Alaska and from Florida to northern Canada. In different regions, black bears exhibit different activities, denning times, tolerance of human activity, habitat preferences,...

Wildlife Management: Tree Squirrels

Tree squirrel
Tree Squirrels are arboreal rodents, meaning that they live in and depend on trees and forests for their survival. This fact sheet describes the appearance, behavior, and habitat of these animals, as well as techniques for managing them.

Wildlife Management: Brush Piles

Forest floor
Adequate resting and escape cover is critical to proper management of ground-nesting birds, rabbits, and other small game. Althoug living brush is preferable, in most cases you can build artificial brush piles to supply immediate shelter for many species where natural cover is limited.

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