Maryland Hunting News

Maryland Deer Firearm Season Opens Nov 28th
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced the two-week deer firearm season opens statewide on Saturday, November 28. This popular season is a Maryland tradition for deer hunters with nearly half of the annual deer harvest taken during this period.
Maryland State Land Turkey Hunt Deadline Dec 18th
The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife wants to remind hunters that lottery applications for six-day turkey hunts on state wildlife areas next spring must be received in the Division's Dover office no later than Friday, Dec. 18.
Maryland Black Bear Season Closed
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced the conclusion of the 2009 black bear hunting season. The season opened Monday, October 26 in Garrett and Allegany counties. The hunt was officially closed Thursday, October 29, at 9:00 p.m. with 68 bears reported to mandatory check stations in Western Maryland.
Record Number of Maryland Hunters Applied for Black Bear Hunts
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the results of the drawing for the 2009 Maryland Black Bear Hunt Permits. A record 3,613 applications were received online and by telephone over the thirty day period. In 2008, DNR received 3,292 applications.
Maryland Will Accept Black Bear Hunt Apps on Aug. 1
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will begin accepting applications from hunters to participate in this year's lottery for black bear hunting permits on August 1, 2009. Maryland's black bear hunting season will start October 26, 2009
Maryland Deer Hunters Harvest Over 100,000
Deer Hunters in the state of Maryland harvested over 100,000 deer in a single season for the first time since modern deer management began in the early 1900's.
Maryland Preserves Nearly 5000 Acres of Private Land
The Board of Public Works approved preservation of one of the largest privately-owned contiguous forestlands in Maryland, a 4,769 acre-property located in Worcester County.
Maryland Whitetail Deer Season Reopens Jan. 9th
Maryland's Firearm Deer Season reopens for white-tailed deer on January 9 and 10, 2009 in all Maryland counties except Allegany and Garrett Counties (Deer Management Region B).
Maryland 3rd Annual Hunter Contest Begins Nov. 29th
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources encourages hunters to enter the 2008 Maryland Hunter Contest, where participants can win a complimentary 2009-2010 hunting license and the grand prize winner will receive a $500 gift certificate.
Maryland Turkey Season Begins Oct 25th
Maryland's fall turkey season opens Saturday, Oct. 25 and continues through Nov. 1, 2008. Fall turkey hunting is only permitted in Garrett, Allegany, and Washington Counties, with a bag limit of one turkey per hunter.