Hello All -
I'm new to deer hunting MD, and can't seem to find the info I'm looking for on MD's DNR website (trust me, I've looked for hours). What I've found so far via MD DNR is:
1.) Tag immediately after a kill & before you move it. They suggest antlers or ear.
2.) Internet check-in to get a confirmation number (which a game processor will require).
My questions are:
1.) I'm assuming that the proof of sex here MUST be the head because they mention nothing else about it. ?
2.) Is it legal to fully quarter the deer on public land and just pack the head out with the meat? (I've searched high and low and found nothing here as well)
3.) Are there typically hoists/gambrels set up in any of these places? Should I bring a rope?
I've only hunted out of a private camp in West TX, so I don't know a lot about the ways of the public land hunting out here. Ideally I'd like to leave everything but the quarters/backstrap/tenders out in the woods as I don't have a truck anymore (Jeep Cherokee). I can always throw the head in a trashbag and pack it as well...
Any info or guidance is appreciated.