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2013-2014 White-Tailed Deer Seasons and Bag Limits

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2013-2014 Junior Deer Hunt Days — Antlered & Antlerless Deer

The Junior Deer Hunt Days are for hunters age 16 or younger only.
These junior hunters must have completed a hunter education course and be accompanied by a licensed (or exempt from license requirement) unarmed adult age 21 or older.

Region

Description

Total Bag Limit

dates

Notes

Region A

White-tailed Deer, Antlered or Antlerless

1 deer

Nov. 16

Nov. 17
(See NOTES—
Sunday Hunting)

Separate Bag Limit: Deer taken by junior hunters during the Junior Hunt Days do not count towards the regular Archery, Muzzleloader, or Firearm season bag limits.

Sunday deer hunting: This Junior Deer Hunt Day is open on Sunday November 17, 2013 on private lands in Allegany, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Kent, Montgomery, Queen Anne’s, St. Mary’s, Somerset, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico, and Worcester counties.

Region B

White-tailed Deer, Antlered or Antlerless

3 deer,
no more than 1
may be antlered

Region B

Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico & Worcester counties

Sika Deer,
Antlered or Antlerless

1 deer

2013–2014 Antlered White-Tailed Deer Seasons & Bag Limits

An antlered white-tailed deer is a deer with two or more points to one antler, or a deer with one antler three or more inches long, measuring from the top of the skull as the deer is in life.

Season

Dates

Total Bag Limit

Notes

Archery

Sept. 6–Oct. 16

Oct. 20
(Sunday, see NOTES)

Oct. 21–Nov. 29

Dec. 16–Dec. 20

Jan. 6–Jan. 9

Jan. 10–Jan. 11
(Region A only, see NOTES)

Jan. 13–Jan. 31

1 Antlered*

Fluorescent orange requirement: Archery hunters are required to wear fluorescent orange when the Deer Muzzleloader Season, Deer Firearm Season or Junior Deer Hunt is open in the deer management region where they are hunting. Archery hunters in Allegany and Garrett counties are required to wear fluorescent orange when the Black Bear Season is open.

Sunday deer hunting:

  • In Allegany, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Queen Anne’s, St. Mary’s, Somerset, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico & Worcester counties on private lands only — Deer Archery Season is open on Sundays October 13, October 20, October 27, November 3, and November 10, 2013.
  • Deer Archery Season is open on Sunday November 3, 2013 in Anne Arundel, Cecil, Kent, & Montgomery counties on private lands only.

Muzzleloader

Oct. 17–Oct. 19

Dec. 21–Jan. 4

1 Antlered*

The Bonus Antlered Deer Stamp may not be used during the Oct. 17–19, 2013 muzzleloader season.

Region A muzzleloader bag limit:

  • Only 1 deer total (antlered or antlerless) may be taken in Region A during the October 17–19, 2013 muzzleloader season. This deer must be antlered if it is taken on public land.

Sunday deer hunting:

  • Deer muzzleloader season is open on Sundays December 22 and 29, 2013 in Carroll County on private lands only.

Firearms

Nov. 30–Dec. 14

Jan.10–Jan. 11
(Region B only, see NOTES)

Jan, 12
(Sunday, see NOTES)

1 Antlered*

Sunday deer hunting:

  • In Allegany, Anne Arundel, Cecil, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Kent, Montgomery, Talbot, Washington & Wicomico counties on private lands only—Deer Firearms Season is open on Sunday December 1, 2013.
  • In Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Charles, Harford, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, St. Mary’s, & Worcester counties on private lands only—Deer Firearms Season is open on Sundays December 1 and 8, 2013 and January 12, 2014.

Deer Firearms Season is open during the January 2014 dates in Region B only. Deer Archery Season is open January 10 & 11 in Region A only. Deer hunters may use archery equipment on these days in Region B but any deer harvested must count towards the Deer Firearms Season bag limit.

* One additional (bonus) antlered deer may be taken per year in Region B only. The bonus antlered deer may be taken in any weapon season. Before taking a bonus antlered deer, hunters must first purchase a Bonus Antlered Deer Stamp and harvest two antlerless deer in Region B. These antlerless deer may be taken in any weapon season. Persons exempt from needing a hunting license (see Licenses, Stamps & Permits) do not need to purchase a Bonus Antlered Deer Stamp but must harvest two antlerless deer in Region B with any weapon prior to taking a bonus antlered deer. Only one bonus antlered deer may be taken each year.

2013–2014 Antlerless White-tailed Deer Seasons & Bag Limits

Region A: Allegany, Garrett & Washington (Zone 2) counties

Region A DNR Public Lands include: Billmeyer-Belle Grove WMA, Dan’s Mountain WMA, Deep Creek Lake State Park (Designated Areas Only), Green Ridge State Forest, Indian Springs WMA, Mount Nebo WMA, Potomac-Garrett State Forest, Prather’s Neck WMA, Rocky Gap State Park (Designated Areas Only), Savage River State Forest, Sideling Hill WMA, Warrior Mountain WMA, Woodmont, Youghiogheny Reservoir CWMA and Youghiogheny Scenic Wild River.

An antlerless white-tailed deer is a female deer or a male deer with no antlers or spike antlers less than three inches in length, measuring from the top of the skull as the deer is in life.

Season

Dates

Total Bag Limit

Notes

Archery

Sept. 6–Oct. 16

Oct. 20–Nov. 29

Dec. 16–Dec. 20

Jan. 6–Jan. 31

1 Antlerless

Fluorescent orange requirement: Archery hunters are required to wear fluorescent orange when the Deer Muzzleloader Season, Deer Firearm Season or Junior Deer Hunt is open in the deer management region where they are hunting. Archery hunters in Allegany and Garrett counties are required to wear fluorescent orange when the Black Bear Season is open.

Sunday deer hunting: Deer Archery Season is open on Sundays October 13, October 20, October 27, November 3 and November 10, 2013 in Region A on private land only.

Muzzleloader

DNR Public Lands

Jan. 4

1 Antlerless

Region A muzzleloader bag limit: Only 1 deer total (antlered or antlerless) may be taken in Region A during the October 17–19, 2013 muzzleloader season. This deer must be antlered if it is taken on public land.

Muzzleloader

All Other Lands

Oct. 17–Oct. 19

Jan. 2–Jan. 4

FIREARMS

DNR Public Lands

Dec. 14

1 Antlerless

FIREARMS

All Other Lands

Dec. 13–Dec. 14

Region A DNR Public Land Antlerless Harvest Restriction: Hunters may harvest up to three antlerless deer per year in Region A (one each during the Archery, Firearm, and Muzzleloader seasons). However, no more than two of the three antlerless deer may be taken on DNR public lands (excluding the Junior Deer Hunt).

2013–2014 Antlerless White-Tailed Deer Seasons & Bag Limits

Region B: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Kent,
Montgomery, Prince George’s, Queen Anne’s, St. Mary’s, Somerset, Talbot, Washington (Zone 1), Wicomico & Worcester counties

An antlerless white-tailed deer is a female deer or a male deer with no antlers or
spike antlers less than three inches in length, measuring from the top of the skull as the deer is in life.

Season

Dates

Total Bag Limit

Notes

Archery

Sept. 6–Oct. 16

Oct. 20
(Sunday, see NOTES)

Oct. 21–Nov. 29

Dec. 16–Dec. 20

Jan. 6–Jan. 9

Jan. 13–Jan. 31

Unlimited Antlerless

Fluorescent orange requirement: Archery hunters are required to wear fluorescent orange when the Deer Muzzleloader Season, Deer Firearm Season or Junior Deer Hunt is open in the deer management region where they are hunting.

Sunday deer hunting:

  • In Calvert, Carroll, Caroline, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Harford, Queen Anne’s, St. Mary’s, Somerset, Talbot, Washington (Zone 1), Wicomico & Worcester counties on private lands only—Deer Archery Season is open on Sundays October 13, October 20, October 27, November 3 and November 10, 2013.
  • Deer Archery Season is open on Sunday November 3, 2013 in Anne Arundel, Cecil, Kent, & Montgomery counties on private lands only.

Muzzleloader

Oct. 17–Oct. 26

Dec. 21–Jan. 4

10 Antlerless

Sunday deer hunting:

  • Deer muzzleloader season is open on Sundays December 22 and 29, 2013 in Carroll County on private
    lands only.

Firearms

Nov. 30–Dec. 14

Jan. 10–Jan. 11

Jan. 12
(Sunday, see NOTES)

10 Antlerless

Sunday deer hunting:

  • In Anne Arundel, Cecil, Dorchester, Frederick, Kent, Montgomery, Talbot, Washington (Zone 1), & Wicomico counties on private lands only—Deer Firearms Season is open on Sunday December 1, 2013.
  • In Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Charles, Harford, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, St. Mary’s, & Worcester counties on private lands only—Deer Firearms Season is open on Sundays December 1 and 8, 2013 and January 12, 2014.

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