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Qualification Shoots Scheduled for Managed Deer Hunts

Photo of white-tailed deer standing in autumn fieldAnnapolis, Md. (July 5, 2012) ─ Maryland’s 2012-2013 Shooter Qualification Schedule is now available and includes nearly 40 firearm qualification sessions at 15 locations throughout the State. These events allow hunters to take the shooting proficiency test that is required before they can participate in many of the State’s annual managed deer hunts.

“The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a standardized shooting certification requirement for managed deer hunts conducted by local, state and federal agencies across the State,” 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.”

The Delmarva Sportsman’s Association on the Eastern Shore is a new venue offering shooter qualifications.

Note that several locations only offer qualifications by appointment. 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, at dnr.maryland.gov/huntersguide/shoot_qual_cal.asp, as additional events are scheduled.


   July 5, 2012

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

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