The Chesapeake Forest
2014 Hunt Club Lottery

NOTE: The Lottery is closed for 2014. The MD Forest Service will contact the winners by phone or e-mail within 48 hours of the drawing. If you decline the tract that you won it will be awarded to another lottery participant.


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

The links below go to printable pdf files. For Google Maps, click on Directions.

Chesapeake Forest Tracts Available for Hunt Club Leasing

Complex Complex Name Tract(s) Acres Price
S02 Kemp 4834 - Crane
4859 - Kemp
5458 - Loper Farm
473  $16.00  $7,568.00
S09 Adkins Porter 4858 - Hickman
5424 -
Adkins Porter
5439 - Backbone
167  $14.00  $2,338.00
S12 Green Polk 4820 - Baldy Pusey 71  $14.00  $994.00
S22 Reid 4899 - Reid
5465 - Charles Bozman
66  $14.00  $924.00
S47 Haislip Price 5404 - Haislip Price 25  $14.00  $350.00
S49 Handy 5455 - Powell
5467 - Saltz
112  $14.00  $1,568.00
S55 Marumsco 5464 - Cuff 21  $10.00  $210.00
W40 Hodgson 3556 - Hodgson 39  $16.00  $624.00
W51 Givens 3546 - Givens 81  $14.00  $1,134.00
W58 Laws 7168 - Laws 29  $14.00  $406.00
WR14 Hopkins-Timmons 3747 - Hopkins-Timmons 253  $16.00  $4,048.00
WR15 Fitzsimmons 3772 - Fitzsimmons 41  $16.00  $656.00
WR19 Priscilla Pusey 3773 - Harvey Pusey 164  $16.00  $2,624.00
WR37 Trader 3754 - Trader 88  $16.00  $1,408.00


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.

To see a copy of a State Hunting Lease Click Here.

A random automated on-line drawing for available Chesapeake Forest tracts in the lease program will be held Tuesday, August 26, 2014 @ 2:00 pm.

The MD Forest Service will contact the winners by phone or e-mail within 48 hours 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 Tuesday, September 9, 2014.

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 or

Click on the Tract Names Above for Property Maps.
Click here for Directions to Tracts

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