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9/2/2015 - 09.02.15 Department of Recreation & Parks Announces Deer Management Program for 2015-2016 READ MORE
7/21/2015 - 07.21.15 Executive Kittleman to open Howard Astronomical League Observatory at Alpha Ridge Park READ MORE
7/10/2015 - 07.10.15 Howard County Champion Tree succumbs to Dutch elm disease at Belmont Manor and Historic Park READ MORE
7/6/2015 - 07.06.15 Executive Kittleman attends county camps to promote fitness and National Parks and Recreation Month READ MORE
7/1/2015 - 07.01.15 Howard County announces 2015 “Community Sports Hall of Fame” induction class READ MORE
6/25/2015 - 06.25.15 Executive Kittleman to open Howard Astronomical League Observatory at Alpha Ridge Park READ MORE
4/22/2015 - 04.22.15 Robinson Nature Center to celebrate International Astronomy Day READ MORE
4/10/2015 - 04.10.15 Executive Kittleman officially opens Belmont Manor & Historic Park READ MORE
3/11/2015 - 03.11.15 Howard County Robinson Nature Center celebrates Anne Robinson’s 100th birthday READ MORE
1/26/2015 - 01.26.15 Howard County’s Middle Patuxent Environmental Area to benefit from grant targeting stormwater pollution READ MORE

Deer Management

DeerMainPageMore and more Howard County residents are having close encounters with white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Some encounters are pleasant. The opportunity to observe or pursue deer is a valuable and memorable experience. These are encounters some people would like to continue to have and experience more frequently. 

However, for an increasing number of Howard County residents, encounters with white-tailed deer are less than pleasant. Many of these residents have voiced legitimate concern about increased agricultural crop, commercial nursery and residential landscape damage caused by deer. They have expressed fear about the connection between elevated deer populations and the occurrence of Lyme disease, the increased frequency of automobile/deer collisions, and the condition of the county's remaining wildlife habitat and natural areas.

Important Information 
Howard County Deer Management Task Force Report 
Howard County Comprehensive Deer Management Plan 
2015-16 Park Closing Schedules Press Release 

Contact Phil Norman or call 410-313-1675