Deer in Spring Landscape

Deer Management Permit

The Wildlife and Heritage Service (WHS) uses Deer Management Permits to help landowners and farmers resolve legitimate damage to commercial farm crops, orchards, nurseries and certain managed forests.  The WHS staff responsible for these permits, by county, are listed below.  Staff should only be contacted during normal business hours for calls regarding deer management permits.

Deer Management Permits Contact List:


Staff Person

Office Phone

Allegany County Clarissa Harris: 301-777-2136
Anne Arundel County Pete Bendel: 410-260-8547
Baltimore County Ron Norris: 410-836-4557
Calvert County Pete Bendel: 410-260-8547
Caroline County Rick Walls: 410-928-3650
Carroll County Tom Decker: 301-258-7308
Cecil County Ron Norris: 410-836-4557
Charles County Nick Sagwitz: 301-743-5161
Dorchester County Denny Price:  410-713-3852
Frederick County Ben Smith: 301-842-2702
Garrett County Rob Harvey: 301-334-4255
Harford County Ron Norris: 410-836-4557
Howard County Tom Decker: 301-258-7308
Kent County Rick Walls: 410-928-3650
Montgomery County Tom Decker: 301-258-7308
Prince George's County  Nick Sagwitz:   301-743-5161
Queen Anne's County Rick Walls: 410-928-3650
St. Mary's County Pete Bendel: 410-260-8547
Somerset County Wade Bradford: 410-219-8418
Talbot County Denny Price:  410-713-3852
Washington County Ben Smith: 301-842-2702
Wicomico County Wade Bradford: 410-219-8418
Worcester County Wade Bradford: 410-219-8418
Corporate, governmental and community level DMP issues contact:
Assistant Deer Project Leader
George Timko: 301-432-4307