Skip to Main Content Skip to Main Navigation
Join the Griffin's Guide HUNTING newsletter

Get weekly news, tips and photos from the world of hunting.
[contact-form-7 id="35884" title="GG Email"]
No Thanks!

Free Permits & Web Based License System

Brought to you by:

Free Central Region Public Hunting Permit

Available for most public hunting areas in Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Harford, Howard, Montgomery counties and Kent County for Millington WMA (Canada goose and spring turkey hunting). To obtain the free Central Region Public Hunting Permit apply online at Please call the Gwynnbrook Office at 410-356-9272 between 7:30–11:30am with questions or for instructions on how to apply by mail or in person.

Free Southern Region Public Hunting Permit

Available for most public hunting areas in Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s, and St. Mary’s counties. You can now apply for the Southern Region Hunting Permit through the DNR website. For information on the areas covered by this permit and to apply online, go to

For questions regarding specific areas and other methods to apply, please call the Myrtle Grove office at 301-743-5161.

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

Return to the home page
Brought to you by:
Conservation Partner Advertisements: The Maryland Department of Natural Resources allows appropriate advertising in its annual regulation guides in print and online, in order to defray or eliminate expenses to the state, and support enhanced communications with Maryland Department of Natural Resources Constituents. Through a unique partnership with J.F.Griffin Publishing, LLC &, ‘Conservation Partners’ have been established that pay for advertising in support of the regulations both in print and online. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources neither endorses products or services listed or claims made; nor accepts any liability arising from the use of products or services listed. Advertisers interested in the Conservation Partners program should contact J.F.Griffin/ directly at 413-884-1001,
JF Griffin Media
J.F. Griffin Media reaches 9,000,000 sportsmen every year through our print and digital publications. We produce 30 hunting and fishing regulation guides for 15 state agencies. For advertising information, please visit: