Deer Damage

Deer Management Permit

Maryland landowners or agricultural lessees that are experiencing severe economic loss from deer to commercially grown crops (includes row crops, truck crops, pasture, nursery stock, orchards and certain tree plantings) may be eligible to receive a Deer Management Permit (DMP). DMP’s allow the permittee to remove deer from the designated property outside the established deer hunting seasons and/or deer bag limits. These permits are issued by the Wildlife and Heritage Service.

The staff person assigned to review your request for eligibility will consider the type, extent and severity of damage; time of year; and deer population levels for your locale when determining if a DMP is an appropriate solution for your property. The General Conditions for Deer Management Permits contains more details on the provisions of these permits.

For more information, please contact the staff person who serves your County.

  
  
  
  
Allegany CountyRande Brown301-777-2136Rande.Brown@maryland.gov
Anne Arundel CountyPete Bendel410-260-8547Peter.Bendel@maryland.gov
Baltimore CountyMatt Adams410-836-4559matthew.adams1@maryland.gov
Calvert CountyPete Bendel410-260-8547Peter.Bendel@maryland.gov
Caroline CountyRick Walls410-928-3650Richard.Walls@maryland.gov
Carroll CountySamantha Hopkins301-258-7308samantha.hopkins@maryland.gov
Cecil CountyMatt Adams410-836-4559matthew.adams1@maryland.gov
Charles CountyJane Burgess 410-260-8559jane.burgess@maryland.gov
Dorchester CountyChris Keiser443-614-6447chris.keiser@maryland.gov
Frederick CountyJeff McAfee301-842-2702jeff.mcafee@maryland.gov
Garrett CountyRob Harvey301-334-4255Rob.Harvey@maryland.gov
Harford CountyMatt Adams410-836-4559matthew.adams1@maryland.gov
Howard CountySamantha Hopkins301-258-7308samantha.hopkins@maryland.gov
Kent CountyRick Walls410-928-3650Richard.Walls@maryland.gov
Montgomery CountySamantha Hopkins301-258-7308samantha.hopkins@maryland.gov 
Prince George's CountyJane Burgess 410-260-8559jane.burgess@maryland.gov
Queen Anne's CountyRick Walls410-928-3650Richard.Walls@maryland.gov
Somerset CountyWade Bradford410-219-8418Wade.Bradford@maryland.gov
St. Mary's CountyPete Bendel410-260-8547Peter.Bendel@maryland.gov
Talbot CountyChris Keiser443-614-6447chris.keiser@maryland.gov
Washington CountyTanner Brown301-842-2702tanner.brown@maryland.gov
Wicomico CountyWade Bradford410-219-8418Wade.Bradford@maryland.gov
Worcester CountyWade Bradford410-219-8418Wade.Bradford@maryland.gov