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2012-2013 Sika Deer Seasons and Bag Limits

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2012–2013 SIka Deer Seasons & Bag Limits — Antlered & Antlerless Deer

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

An antlered sika deer is a deer with at least one antler visible above the hairline.

Season

Description

Dates

Total Bag Limit

Notes

Bow

Antlered or Antlerless

Sept. 7–Oct. 17

Oct. 21–Nov. 23

Dec. 10–Dec. 14

Dec. 31–Jan. 3

Jan. 7–Jan. 31

2 deer, no more than 1 antlered

Fluorescent OrangeRequirement: Bowhunters are required to wear fluorescent orange when the Deer Muzzeloader Season, Deer Firearm Season, or Junior Deer Hunt is open in the deer management region where they are hunting.

Sunday deer hunting:

  • In Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico & Worcester counties on private lands only—Deer Bow Season is open on Sundays October 14, October 21, October 28, November 4 and November 11, 2012.

Muzzleloader

Antlered or Antlerless

Oct. 18–Oct. 20

2 deer, no more than 1 antlered

Sika Deer Muzzleloader Bag Limit: Only 1 sika deer (antlered or antlerless) may be taken October 18-20, 2012; only 1 antlerless sika deer may be taken October 22-27, 2012.

Antlerless Only

Oct. 22–Oct. 27

Antlered or Antlerless

Dec. 15–Dec. 29

Firearms

Antlered or Antlerless

Nov. 24–Dec. 8

Jan. 4–Jan. 5

2 deer, no more than 1 antlered

Sunday deer hunting:

  • In Dorchester, Talbot, & Wicomico counties on private lands onlySika Deer Firearms Season is open on Sunday November 25, 2012.
  • In Caroline, Somerset & Worcester counties on private lands only—Sika Deer Firearms Season is open on Sundays November 25 and December 2, 2012.

 

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