Chesapeake Forest Lands

The Chesapeake Forest 2017 Hunt Club Lottery Winners

  1. Silver Fox - D01 Arthur's Seat 
  2. Muddy Bootz Hunting Club - D08 Nicholls Complex
  3. BCW - S09 Adkins Porter
  4. Big Buck Outfitters - S55 Marumsco
  5. Chasing Whitetail 3 - W02 Aughty Naughty
  6. Big Buck Rod & Gun Club - W05 Wheatley Complex
  7. Lakeland Heights Gun Club - W46 Campbell
  8. Alex Walker Hunt Club - WR06 Dan Massey Complex
  9. Outback Hunt Club - WR12 Purnell
  10. GTC Hunt Club - WR13 Carter Complex
  11. GTC Hunt Club - WR14 Hopkins-Timmons

A random automated on-line drawing for available Chesapeake Forest tracts in the lease program was held on August 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm.

Thank you for your interest in our lease program!

Our next lottery will be August 2018. Check back then for future opportunities.

All questions regarding land management and hunting on Chesapeake Forest Lands should be directed to:

Chesapeake Forest Office
(410) 632-3732

Tracts That Were Available for Lease

​County Complex Complex
Tract(s) Tract Name Acres Price per Acre Total Price ​Tract Info
​Dorchester D01 Arthur's Seat 4238
Dorchester D08 Nicholls 4208 Nicholls
Bow Hunting Only
​Somerset S09 Adkins Porter 0000
Loretto Road, Perry Rankin Road
​Somerset S55 Marumsco 5438
Whittington, N.T. (part)
​Wicomico W02 Aughty Naughty 0000
Wicomico W05 Wheatley 0000
Erwin Walker
Wicomico W46 Campbell 0000 Burbage Powell
​Worcester WR06 Dan Massey 0000 Tom Brittingham
Worcester WR12 Purnell 0000
Worcester WR13 Carter 0000
Worcester WR14 Hopkins-Timmons 0000

Click on the Complex in the table above for Property Maps

Click here for Directions to Tracts.

Click here for an Interactive Map


The department has completed its comprehensive planning process for managing hunting opportunities on Chesapeake Forest Lands, which will incorporate both Public Forest lands and Leased Hunting. Chesapeake Forest tracts open to Public Hunting can be viewed on the Chesapeake Forest website here. Hunt clubs that are interested in obtaining a hunting lease agreement on Chesapeake Forest can enter the lottery for one of the non-leased tracts that are currently available for Hunt Club leasing.

Lottery Guidelines:

The following are requirements and information for entering the Hunt Club Lottery:

  • Only hunt club members at least 18 years of age can participate in the lottery.
  • A hunt club must have at least two members licensed to hunt in the State of Maryland with one person designated as the club president.
  • Each member may fill out a lottery form. Only one submittal per person will be placed in the lottery.

You are allowed to choose up to 4 tracts for the Hunting Lottery.

If your lottery entry is selected, you will be awarded the first available tract that you choose.

It is recommended that you visit the tracts before you make your selection. Some tracts have limited access.

Hunt clubs are expected to help maintain access roads, gates and signs along on the leased property.

A hunt club is also permitted to camp on the tract; however they must obtain a camping permit from the Forest Service Office for each camping trailer. Permits are $50 for deer season camping (Sept. 1 - Jan. 31) and $25 for Turkey season camping (Apr. 1 - May 31). Trailers must be removed from the property from Feb. 1 - Mar. 31.

There is NO FEE to enter into the lottery drawing.

Hunt clubs are required to carry a Commercial General Liability Insurance Policy, with one million dollars per occurrence, two million annual aggregate, for the club. Proof of insurance is required upon payment.

These lottery tracts will include a two-year lease agreement for the upcoming hunting seasons in 2017/2018 and 2018/2019. To see a copy of a State Hunting Lease click here.

The lottery closed on August 23, 2017 at 11:59 pm.

A random automated on-line drawing for available Chesapeake Forest tracts in the lease program will be held on August 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm.

The MD Forest Service will contact the winners by phone or e-mail within 2 business days of the drawing. If you decline the tract that you won it will be awarded to another lottery participant.

The deadline for payment and required paperwork will be Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 4:30 pm.

Note: The person who wins a tract in the lottery is the one who must sign the lease as the Club President. The Club President must bring the following items to their scheduled appointment in order to obtain the new lease:

  • A photo ID
  • A list of club members

Any club that fails to make payment on a lease by the payment deadline indicated will forfeit their lease. The tract will then be offered to the runner up club chosen in the lottery that had that tract selected on their lottery submission.

Questions concerning the lottery should be directed to:

Denise Snyder at 410-632-3732

Click on the Complex in the table above for Property Maps

Click here for Directions to Tracts

Click here for an Interactive Map

Thank you for participating in the Chesapeake Forest Lands Hunt Club Lottery.


Note: Chesapeake Forest tracts open to public hunting can be viewed on the Chesapeake Forest website.