University of Maryland Extension

wildlife management

National Hunting and Fishing Day

Saturday, Sep. 24, 2016 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Pocomoke River State Park
This family- oriented day will be filled with fun and educational hands - on activities that everyone is certain to enjoy! It's a great way to introduce our youth to outdoor sports while teaching them about the important roles that hunting and fishing play in Maryland's wildlife conservation...
The Woods in Your Backyard 2nd Edition cover
The Woods in Your Backyard: Learning to Create and Enhance Natural Areas Around Your Home was first published in 2006. Since that time, over 8,300 copies have been sold. The 2 nd edition was released...

Ruffed Grouse Society Maryland Habitat Forum

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 - 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Western Maryland Research & Education Center
Learn about the efforts of the Ruffed Grouse Society to create and expand early successional forests for the benefit of ruffed grouse and American woodcock across Maryland. The afternoon will cover projects all over the state from West to East. Come and learn about the projects and the planning and...

Wildlife Management: Bobwhite Quail

Bobwhite quail
Wildlife management has made significant advances in understanding the habitat needs of the Bobwhite Quail. This fact sheet presents information related to efficient quail management for sportsmen and for property owners.

The Great Horned Owl -- Rodents and Rabbits Beware

Great Horned Owl
The Great Horned Owl is a superb nocturnal hunter of rabbits and large rodents. They consume many different animals that are considered pests to agriculture and community gardens. This fact sheet will show how these effective predators may assist a farming operation or a community garden with...

The Barn Swallow: Friend of the Farm

Barn Swallow
The Barn Swallow is the most abundant and widely distributed swallow in the world. These acrobatic flyers consume large numbers of insects, including agricultural and garden pests. For this reason, attracting Barn Swallows to your property may be one more positive step in an integrated pest...

The Barn Owl: Friend of Agriculture and Communities

Barn Owl
The Barn Owl is one of the most secret and highly effective nighttime predators in the world. This species is unrivaled in its effectiveness in controlling rodents such as mice and voles. It has been estimated that during a Barn Owl's approximately-10-year lifespan, it may eat approximately 11,000...

The Eastern Bluebird: More Than Just a Pretty Bird

Eastern Bluebird
The Eastern Bluebird has suffered due to competition with non-native species, such as the house sparrow, but it is making a comeback with the help of enthusiasts and people seeking to help control insect pests naturally. Bluebirds eat many of the insects that are common pests for gardeners and...

Attracting the Beneficial Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow
The tree swallow is one of the most acrobatic songbirds in Maryland. This fork-tailed bird is an adept flyer and talented hunter of flying insect pests. Along with bats, bluebirds, and purple martins, they can play an important role in an integrated pest management strategy for controlling many...

Attracting Purple Martins

Purple Martin
People have been enjoying the company of the acrobatic purple martin for centuries. Their melodious chatter and aerial displays are two reasons why so many people seek out their company. However, many of those who create habitat and housing for purple martins are unsuccessful in attracting breeding...


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