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Welcome to 2023-24 Maryland Hunting

2023 Maryland Hunting Regulations Cover

New Hunting Opportunities and Regulations for 2023–2024

  • The Chronic Wasting Disease Management Area now includes all of Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, and Washington counties. See Chronic Wasting Disease.
  • Additional Sunday hunting opportunities have been added in Wicomico and Worcester Counties.
  • The safety zone for archery hunting is now 50 yards in Wicomico and Worcester Counties. See Hunting Regulations.
  • The apprentice license may now be purchased multiple times for anyone age 16 and under. See Hunting Licenses.
  • Many prices and fees have increased for hunting licenses, stamps and permits. See Hunting Licenses.
  • There is a new Sika deer stamp.
  • Trappers must now include their DNRid number on traps and snares in some situations. See Furbearer Hunting & Trapping.
  • The safety zone for anyone using archery equipment in Howard County while operating under the authority of a Deer Management Permit or participating in a Managed Hunt Program administered by the County is now 50 yards. See Hunting Regulations.