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Junior Hunting

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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will be sponsoring the eighth annual Maryland’s Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Dayon

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The event will be held at the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore. The Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore is located at 11518 Marriottsville Rd., Marriottsville, Maryland.

Open to the public, this FREE EVENT will run from 10am to 4pm.

This family-oriented day offers fun and educational hands-on activities that everyone will enjoy. It is a great way to introduce young people and newcomers to outdoor sports, while teaching them about the important role that hunting and fishing play in Maryland’s wildlife conservation programs. A few of the fun and challenging hands-on activities participants can try include spin casting, archery, and target shooting on the grounds with skilled instructors. There will be displays of hunting and fishing equipment and demonstrations of outdoor skills. Kids will enjoy the clay pigeon and archery shooting range, wood duck box making, fly tying and spin casting, dog demonstrations, and much more!

For more information, visit or contact Patricia Handy at 410-260-8537 or

Junior Hunt Days

The following Junior Hunt Days are special days just for hunters under a certain age to hunt accompanied by a mentor. All young hunters participating in these days must have completed a hunter education course, possess a valid hunting license (or be exempt from license requirements), and be accompanied in the field by an individual who:

• Is 21 years old or older.

• Possesses a valid Maryland hunting license, or is exempt from hunting license requirements.

• Is not afield with a firearm, bow or other hunting device.

The Maryland DNR does not provide specific hunting sites or mentors for these hunting days.

Junior Deer Hunt days—November 15 & 16, 2014*

Junior Turkey Hunt days—April 11, 2015 (Statewide), April 12, 2015 (Sunday hunting in certain counties only, see Wild Turkey)

Hunters 16 years of age or younger may participate in the Junior Deer and Turkey Hunts Days if the individual has completed a hunter education course and possesses a valid hunting license, or is exempt from Maryland hunting license requirements and has completed a hunter education course.

Junior Waterfowl Hunt days—Dates to be announced in September

Hunters 15 years of age or younger may participate in the Junior Waterfowl Hunt Days if the individual possesses a valid hunting license or is exempt from Maryland hunting license requirements. The individual must possess a Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp.

* Junior deer firearm hunting is open on Sunday, November 16 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 on private lands only.

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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