HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources is flying high after regaining use of a helicopter for aerial surveillance.
The agency said in a statement Wednesday that it’s using the chopper this fall to help enforce deer hunting and oyster-harvesting regulations.
The aviation unit was eliminated in 2009 in a cost-cutting move by the administration of former governor Martin O’Malley. The agency says the helicopter was transferred to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.