The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announces the schedule for the 2011-2012 shooter qualifications, which includes over 50 sessions at 15 locations throughout the State. These events allow hunters to take the shooting proficiency test that is required before participating in many of the managed deer hunts held in Maryland.
"The standardized shooting program provides hunters a one-stop certification opportunity for many of the managed deer hunts on local, State and federal lands across Maryland," said DNR's Assistant Deer Project Leader, George Timko. "The system allows a hunter to satisfy the shooting proficiency requirements by qualifying one time, at a single location, each year."
Many of the organizations that host these events charge a minimal fee to cover expenses. DNR will continue to update the online Maryland Shooter Qualification Sessions Calendar as additional events are scheduled. For a complete list of events and more information, visit www.dnr.maryland.gov/huntersguide/shoot_qual_cal.asp .