New Hunting Opportunities Available Throughout Maryland
ANNAPOLIS-- In an effort to increase public hunting opportunities throughout Maryland, the Wildlife and Heritage Service (WHS) and the State Forest and Park Service (SFPS) are pleased to announce new hunting and trapping opportunities available for this year’s hunting season.
"After extensive review of existing public lands and potential opportunities that might exist on those lands, we are pleased to announce the following new opportunities available immediately to all licensed hunters,” said Paul A. Peditto, WHS Director.
The new opportunities include something for everyone. Waterfowl hunters, deer hunters and small game hunters will all find new opportunities this year. This list includes lands managed by the SFPS and WHS; included are the following:
Patuxent River State Park 900 acres of additional land have been opened for public hunting. Contact the park at (301) 924-2127
Seneca Creek State Park – 80 acres of additional land have been opened for public hunting. Contact the park at (301) 924-2127
Elk Neck State Park: Seven additional offshore waterfowl blind sites have been added.
Contact park at 410-287-5333
Fort Frederick State Park- Increased daily bag limit to four antlerless deer. Contact the park at 301- 842- 2155.
Cunningham Falls State Park- Increased mobility impaired deer hunting opportunities during the Firearm and Late Muzzleloader Seasons. Contact the park at 301- 271- 7574.
Chesapeake Forest: Over 5,000 acres have been open for hunting this year. Additionally 3 tracts have been opened for waterfowl hunting. For more information visit http://dnr.maryland.gov/forests/chesapeakeforests/
Sassafras NRMA: Additional opportunities include upland and expanded forest game opportunities. For more information contact Tuckahoe State Park at (410) 820-1668.
Chapman's NEA - Open to deer and turkey hunting in all seasons by reservation and permit.. For more information please contact Myrtle Grove Wildlife Management Area at (301) 743-5161.
Chapman's State Park Four additional waterfowl blind sites have been added. Blind sites are accessible only by water. For more information contact Myrtle Grove Wildlife Management Area at (301) 743-5161.
Please contact the local office listed on the above list for detailed information regarding access to these areas and any additional restrictions that may apply. For general information on hunting and trapping in Maryland please call 410-260-8540 or visit us online at www.dnr.maryland.gov.