New for 2019

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New Hunting Opportunities and Regulations for 2019–2020
  • The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will be offering
    “do-it-yourself” hunts for stocked pheasants in 2019 (Small Game Hunting). The pheasant hunts will take place on public lands in several regions of the state. Application information, dates, locations and other resources are available at: https://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pages/hunt_trap/Mentored-Hunt-Program.aspx. Apprentice license holders, junior license holders and hunters who have previously held a Maryland hunting license, but not in the past three years, are eligible to apply. For additional information contact Nancy Doran at 301-777-2136 or nancy.doran@maryland.gov
  • Due to the recent detection of Chronic Wasting Disease in Harvest Management Unit 251 in Washington County, the Chronic Wasting Disease Management Area (CWDMA) has been expanded to include all of Allegany and Washington counties. See Chronic Wasting Disease.
  • Additional Sunday Hunting opportunities are being provided in Dorchester, Cecil, St. Mary’s and Wicomico counties. See the Sunday Deer Hunting chart (Sunday Deer Hunting), the Small Game chart (Small Game Seasons & Limits) and the Furbearers chart (Furbearer Seasons & Limits).
  • In Cecil and Washington counties the safety zone for archery hunters has been reduced. See Hunting Regulations.