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January 7 & 8 Firearm Deer Season Opens for Region B
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s Firearm Deer Season reopens for Jan. 7–8 in Deer Management Region B. The season is closed in Deer Management Region A (Allegany and Garrett counties). This Friday and Saturday deer season provides additional opportunities for landowners to manage deer through deer hunting. Hunters also use this opportunity to fill up the freezer with venison for the family dinner table.
The bag limit for the 2 days is a continuation of the Region B Total Firearm Deer Season Bag Limit. A total of 2 antlered deer and 10 antlerless deer may be taken during the entire Region B firearm season (Youth Day, 2-week season, 2 day January season). Two antlerless deer must be taken before a second antlered deer is pursued.
During last year’s 2-day firearm season 2,248 deer were taken in 19 Maryland counties. Seventy-five percent of the harvest was antlerless deer. The top ten Maryland counties for last year’s two- day January firearm season were as follows: Frederick (206); Baltimore (184); Montgomery (174); Queen Anne’s (161); Kent (146); Worcester (146); Charles (132); Cecil (121); Prince George’s (121); Wicomico (116).
For more information about Maryland’s deer hunting regulations, consult DNR’s Hunting and Trapping In Maryland 2004-2005. This publication is issued when a hunter purchases a 2004-05 hunting license. The publication may be found on DNR’s website at www.dnr.maryland.gov/huntersguide.
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