News from the DNR Office of Communications

Qualification Shoots Scheduled For 2010 Managed Hunts

Annapolis, Md. (July 26, 2010) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has scheduled nearly 50 shooter qualification sessions at 17 locations across the State this year. 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 each year.

“DNR has a standardized shooting certification requirement for many of the managed deer hunts conducted by local, state and federal agencies across Maryland,” said DNR’s Assistant Deer Project Leader George Timko. “The system allows a hunter to satisfy the shooting proficiency requirements of these agencies 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 more information, visit www.dnr.maryland.gov/huntersguide/shoot_qual_cal.asp

Shooter qualification sessions are currently scheduled as follows:

Allegany County
Cresapstown Sportsmans Club
Brant Road in Cresaptown
Sunday, August 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, October 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday, October 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Call Rick Atkinson at 240-727-5278; Jerry Rice at 301-697-9132 or Bob Gillum at 240-522-5196 or email secretary@cresaptownsportsmanclub.com or visit www.cresaptownsportsmanclub.com for more information.

Anne Arundel County
Anne Arundel Fish and Game Conservation Association
1730 Margaret Road in Annapolis
Friday, September 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Call David Alianti at 410-507-4051 or email Bill Palk at wpalk@verizon.net or visit http://www.aafg.org/ for more information.

Glenbrook Rifle Association
8170 Waterford Road in Glen Burnie
Sunday, August 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, September 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, October 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, November 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, November from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, November 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Call Phil Bozek at 410-437-4806 or email philldeer@aol.com or visit
www.glenbrookrifleassoc.com for more information.

Meade Natural Heritage Association
Patuxent National Wildlife Refuge (North Tract) Hunter Control Station on Bald Eagle Drive
Eye and ear protection are required to qualify at this location.
Shotgun and Muzzleloader Qualifications will be held on the following dates at Range #8:
Sunday, August 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, September 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, October 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, November 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bow Qualifications will be held at the Hunter Control Station on the following dates:
Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday in August - times to be announced
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from September 1 thru October 18 - times to be announced
Call 301-317-3825 or after September 1, call 301-317-3819 or email publicrelations@mnha.net for more information.

Meyer Station / NWTF Central Maryland Chapter
1600 Meyer Station Road in Odenton
Saturday, August 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, September 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, October 3 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Call Buz Meyer at 301-642-4033; Jennifer Miller at 410-721-1930; Gene Hyatt at 410-760-8291 or Frank Hall at 410-789-8764 or email fhallnwtf@aol.com for more information.
For directions go to www.meyerstation.org

Stoney Creek Fishing & Hunting Club
9090 Fort Smallwood Road in Pasadena
Saturday, August 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, August 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, August 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, September 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, September 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, September 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, October 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, October 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Call Rich Brooks at 410-541-9938 or email captianrich911@aol.com for more information.

Baltimore County
Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, Inc.
11518 Marriottsville Road in Marriottsville
Qualifications are by appointment only.
Starting July 2: weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday & Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Call Patrick, John, Dave or Skip Wine at 410-461-8532 to schedule an appointment, or go to www.associatedgunclubs.org for more information.

Notchcliff Army National Guard Range
10901 Notchcliff Road in Glen Arm
Sunday, December12 at 10 a.m.
All hunters must arrive by 10 a.m. State Park hunt applicants have priority at this event.
Call 410-592-2897 or 410-398-1246 for more information.

Charles County
Izaak Walton League, Southern Maryland Chapter
4200 Gardiner Road in Waldorf
Sunday, October 3 from 12 noon to 3 p.m.
Call Danny Estevez at 301-659-0055 for more information.

Myrtle Grove WMA Range
5625 Myrtle Grove Road in La Plata
Shotgun and Muzzleloader Qualifications Only. All firearms must be in a case.
Saturday, August 28 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Friday, September 24 from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Call 301-743-5161 for more information.

Howard County
Dayton Rod & Gun Club
5082 Greenbridge Road in Dayton
Archery Qualifications Only
Sunday, July 25 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, August 4 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, August 29 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, September 1 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 19 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Call Frank Hall at 410-789-8764 or Jim Murray at 301-651-8736 or email fhallnwtf@aol.com for more information.

Montgomery County
Izaak Walton League of America, Wildlife Achievement Chapter
26430 Mullinix Mill Road in Damascus
Shotgun and Muzzleloader Qualifications Only
Sunday, September 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Sunday, November 7 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Call Jesse Lim at 301-540-0860 or email alphashooter@usa.com or James Fort at 301-353-0128 or ifort@atd.com or visit www.damascusiwla.org for more information.

Prince George’s County
Berwyn Rod and Gun Club
8311 Laurel-Bowie Road in Bowie
Shotgun and Muzzleloader Qualifications Only
Sunday, September 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, October 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Call Paul Giegerich at 301-464-9830 or email brgc@ksconline.com or visit www.berwyn.org for more information.

Beltsville Agricultural Research Center
10300 Baltimore Avenue in Beltsville
Qualifications are by appointment only.
Saturday, August 7
Saturday, August 14
Saturday, August 21
Call Mike Dudley at 301-504-6009 or email wildlife@ba.ars.usda.gov to schedule an appointment or for more information.

Washington County
Fort Frederick Range
11100 Fort Frederick Road in Big Pool
Sunday, November 7 at 10 a.m.
All hunters must arrive by 10 a.m. State Park hunt applicants have priority at this event.
Call 301-842-2155 for more information.

McClellan Gun Club
5241 Red Hill Road in Keedysville
Sunday, September 26 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, October 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Call Pierce Alexander at 301-733-8416 for more information or for directions call 301-432-8857.

Funkstown Rod and Gun Club
8923 Beagle Club Lane in Williamsport
Sunday, September 12 from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Sunday, October 10 from 12 noon to 3 p.m.
Call George Parrish at 301-582-2522 for more information.


   July 26, 2010

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