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Hunting

Public Hunting Lands

Key

a public archery range
v provisions to hunt from a vehicle, call each area for other conditions that may apply
i provisions for hunters with mobility impairments, call each area for site conditions
f free permit required
s public shooting range
d daily sign-in required
t trapping allowed by permit
S limited Sunday hunting allowed
r reservation required

Public Hunting Lands

Public hunting lands consist of Cooperative Wildlife Management Areas, Fishery Management Areas, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission managed lands, State Forests including Chesapeake Forest Lands, State Parks (which include Natural Environment Areas and Natural Resources Management Areas), Wildlife Management Areas and other county, federal, municipal and state properties that allow hunting. The following bullets and list contain information about those public hunting lands managed by the Department of Natural Resources.

  • Hunting and trapping is permitted in accordance with state and federal laws and the restrictions for each area. Only temporary stands and blinds may be used and must be removed at the end of each day.
  • Target shooting is permitted only at designated shooting ranges.
  • The use of hunting dogs is permitted.
  • Possession or use of hunting devices is prohibited in state forests and state parks outside of regular open hunting seasons.
  • On Chesapeake Forest Lands an individual may not hunt within 150 yards of an occupied building or camp and within 150 feet of any exterior Chesapeake Forest Lands boundary. See dnr.maryland.gov/forests/Pages/chesapeakeforestlands.aspx for maps, conditions, regulations and information on CFLs.
  • Maps of public hunting lands are available on the Department of Natural Resources website (dnr.maryland.gov). A consolidated listing of areas for hunters with mobility impairments can also be found on this website at dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/accessibleactivities.aspx?activity=AccessibleHunting.
  • Hunters should contact the appropriate managing authority for information on public hunting opportunities not listed here, such as National Wildlife Refuges, military installations, or other government-owned properties.
  • CFL- Chesapeake Forest Land
  • CWMA- Cooperative Wildlife Management Area
  • FMA- Fishery Management Area
  • MNCPPC- Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
  • NEA- Natural Environment Area
  • NRMA- Natural Resources Management Area
  • WMA- Wildlife Management Area

Allegany

Billmeyer-Belle Grove WMA: - vtiS

1,114 acres. Free permit required for trapping, call 301-334-4255. 301-478-2525.

Dan’s Mountain WMA: - vtS

9,925 acres. Free permit required for trapping, call 301-334-4255. 301-478-2525.

Green Ridge State Forest: - svtS

49,000 acres. Free permit required for trapping, call 301-478-3124.

McCoole FMA: - S

16 acres. Includes boat ramp to North Branch Potomac River 301-334-8218.

Rocky Gap State Park: - v

1,451 acres (general hunting), 300 acres (archery only). Special provisions to assist mobility-impaired hunters during the deer Firearms Season. Hunting permitted Monday-Saturday. 301-722-1480.

Warrior Mountain WMA: - tiS

5,204 acres. Free permit required for trapping, call 301-334-4255. 301-478-2525.

Anne Arundel

Sandy Point State Park: - fr

258 acres. Deer archery hunting, reservation required. Waterfowl hunting at designated offshore sites during the third split of the waterfowl season only. Reservations required. Boat access only. For deer and waterfowl reservations contact: 301-743-5161.

Crownsville CWMA: - fr

550 acres. Deer hunting only. Opens the Monday after Thanksgiving. 301-743-5161.

Baltimore

Gunpowder Falls State Park: - a

3,000 acres.

  • Hammerman, Hart-Miller Island, Days Cove and North Point Areas: Waterfowl blinds by lottery and/or by daily reservation. 410-356-9272 fr
  • Sweet Air Area: Managed deer hunt (shotgun) by lottery. r
  • Hereford Area: Deer archery hunting only. Reservations required Sept. – Nov. 410-329-6809; dr

Gwynnbrook WMA: - fr

35 acres. Archery hunting only. 410-356-9272.

Liberty Reservoir: - f

9,200 acres. Archery hunting only for all game species. No waterfowl hunting. Archery hunting permit available online at dnr.maryland.gov. 410-356-9272.

Loch Raven Reservoir: - vf

1,600 acres. Deer archery hunting only. Archery hunting permit available online at dnr.maryland.gov. 410-356-9272.

North Point State Park: - fr

300 acres. Deer archery hunting only. 410-356-9272.

Patapsco Valley
State Park: - fvd

(For the Norbeck Area formerly known as the Mercer property, see Carroll County)

3,760 acres. Deer archery hunting only. 410-356-9272 Park information: 410-461-5005.

Prettyboy Reservoir: - f

7,380 acres. Archery hunting only for all game species. No waterfowl hunting. Archery hunting permit available online at dnr.maryland.gov. 410-356-9272.

Soldiers Delight NEA: - fr

1,425 acres. Deer hunting by permit only. 410-356-9272.

Calvert

Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm CWMA: - fr

175 acres. Deer and turkey hunting only. No Sat. hunting until Dec. 1. Reservation required. 301-743-5161.

Calvert Cliffs State Park: - d

600 acres. Free permit required for waterfowl hunting zone. 301-743-5161.

Flag Ponds Park CWMA: - fr

100 acres. Deer archery hunting only. Opens to hunting the Monday before the late Muzzleloader Season split. 301-743-5161.

Hall Creek NRMA: - fdr

275 acres. Reservation required for waterfowl blind. 301-743-5161.

Huntingtown Area of
King’s Landing NRMA: - fvidr

960 acres. Hunting within King’s Landing NRMA is allowed only in the Huntingtown Area which is north of Cocktown Creek. Hunting is not permitted in the Calvert County managed King’s Landing Park. Reservation required for waterfowl blinds. 301-743-5161.

Parkers Creek WMA -

1,810 acres. Deer hunting only. Archery, Muzzleloader and Firearms Seasons. 301-743-5161 for additional information

Caroline

Ayton Tree Nursery: -

5 acres. Dove hunting by lottery only. Limited to youth age 15 and under with unarmed licensed adult. Limited to 4 junior hunters per day. Application due by 2 p.m. August 19, 2022.

Drawing August 19, 2022. 410-673-2467, dnr.maryland.gov/forests/Pages/nursery.aspx.

Bridgetown Ponds: - d

100 acres. Deer archery hunting only. Restricted Season: Nov. 26, 2022–Jan. 31, 2023. Daily sign-in required at Tuckahoe State Park. 410-820-1668.

Idylwild WMA: - vt

3,584 acres. Furbearer trapping permits issued by bid process. 410-376-3236.

Merrikan Gordy Complex CFL: - t

417 acres. 410-632-3732.

Messenger Branch Complex CFL: - t

372 acres. 410-632-3732.

Seipp Complex CFL: - t

30 acres. 410-632-3732.

Tuckahoe State Park: - avd

1,000 acres. General Hunting. Migratory goose hunting by lottery. Applications available online at: dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands 410-820-1668.

Carroll

Avondale WMA: - ftr

180 acres. 410-356-9272.

Farver CWMA: - fr

45 acres. Deer archery hunting only. 410-356-9272.

Hahn CWMA: - fr

25 acres. Deer archery hunting only. 410-356-9272.

Hanover Watershed CWMA: - fr

337 acres. 410-356-9272.

Maring CWMA: - fr

237 acres. 410-356-9272.

Morgan Run NEA: - fr

600 acres. Deer archery and muzzleloader hunting by permit only. 410-356-9272.

Patapsco Valley State Park: -

See Baltimore County.

Norbeck Area (formerly known as the Mercer property) 127 acres. Deer archery and muzzleloader hunting by permit only 410-356-9272. fr

Sawmill CWMA: - fr

600 acres. 410-356-9272.

Speigel CWMA: - fr

250 acres. 410-356-9272.

Woodbrook CWMA: - fr

522 acres. 410-356-9272.

Cecil

Bohemia River State Park: - fdr

200 acres. Deer hunting only. Archery, muzzleloader (Oct. 20–22, 2022) and firearms (Dec. 5–10, 2022, shotgun only). Reservations are required: 410-356-9272.

C & D Canal Lands: -

410-356-9272.

  • Bethel: 400 acres. Archery hunting only for deer; vftS
  • Courthouse Point: 315 acres. Archery hunting only for deer; vftS
  • Elk Forest: 242 acres; ftS
  • Grove Neck: Waterfowl only from two blind sites on the Sassafras River. No on site boat access available; f
  • Stemmers Run: 750 acres. Boat access restricted to waterfowl hunting only; Closed until further notice; vft
  • Welch Point: 77 acres; vftS

Earleville WMA: - Svftr

195 acres. 410-356-9272.

Elk Neck State Forest: - vats

3,695 acres. 410-287-5675.

Elk Neck State Park: - fvd

615 acres. Deer and waterfowl hunting by permit only. 410-356-9272. Area Information 410-287-5333.

Fair Hill NRMA: - fd

4,180 acres. Deer archery hunting (2,760 acres), raccoon hunting (3,500 acres), and a falconry program for small game (895 acres). 410-398-1246.

Grove Farm WMA: - Sftr

987 acres. 410-356-9272.

Old Bohemia WMA: - Sftr

975 acres. 410-356-9272.

Charles

Blossom Point CWMA: - fr

Waterfowl blind sites. Boat access only. 301-743-5161.

Cedar Point WMA: - viftr

1,920 acres. Reservations required for waterfowl blinds/blind sites. 301-743-5161.

Cedarville State Forest: - vd

1,600 acres. Sign-in required. 301-743-5161.

Chapel Point State Park: - vd

550 acres. Call for mobility impaired hunting access. 301-743-5161.

Chapman State Park
(Mt. Aventine Parcel): - dfv

800 acres. Deer and waterfowl only. Waterfowl by boat access only. Permit and sign-in required. 301-743-5161.

Chicamuxen WMA: - ftr

381 acres. Reservations required for waterfowl blinds. 301-743-5161.

Doncaster Demonstration Forest: - t

1,700 acres. 301-743-5161.

Indian Creek NRMA: - d

650 acres. 301-743-5161.

Myrtle Grove WMA: - savt

4,460 acres. (includes tracts formerly known as Chapman, Pomfret and Mattawoman NEA) 301-743-5161.

Nanjemoy Creek WMA: - ftr

224 acres. Reservation required for waterfowl blind sites. 301-743-5161.

Nanjemoy WMA: - viftr

1,806 acres (general hunting), 140 acres (archery only). Reservations required for waterfowl blind site. 301-743-5161.

Popes Creek WMA: - t

522 acres. 301-743-5161.

Riverside WMA: - ftr

399 acres. Reservation required for waterfowl blind site. 301-743-5161.

Tayloes Neck Tract (State Forest): -

470 acres. Reservations required for waterfowl blind sites. 301-743-5161; ftdr

Zekiah Swamp NEA: - fr

Waterfowl hunting only. Boat access only. 301-743-5161.

Dorchester

Sunday hunting is allowed for the Spring Turkey Season on Dorchester County public lands.

Baumgarthner-Southam
Complex CFL: - tS

210 acres. 410-632-3732.

Fishing Bay WMA: - tS

30,376 acres. Furbearer trapping permits issued by bid process. 410-376-3236.

Hoernicke-Oliphant Complex CFL: - tS

368 acres. 410-632-3732.

Insley Complex CFL: - tS

450 acres. 410-632-3732.

LeCompte WMA: - itvS

747 acres. Furbearer trapping permits issued by bid process. No squirrel hunting. Waterfowl hunting on tidal waters of Chicamacomico River. Waterfowl hunting blinds for mobility-impaired only on managed impoundment (permit required). 410-376-3236.

Lewis Complex CFL: - tS

1,562 acres. Waterfowl hunting allowed in designated areas within State boundary only. Refer to map at: https://dnr.maryland.gov/forests/Documents/300_D26_Lewis.pdf. 410-632-3732.

Linkwood WMA: - tS

313 acres. Furbearer trapping permits issued by bid process. 410-376-3236.

Marshyhope Complex CFL: - tS

3,454 acres. 410-632-3732.

Nanticoke River WMA

See also Wicomico County 410-376-3236

  • Calloway Wharf: 55 acres. Water access only; S
  • Lower Marshyhope Swamp: 415 acres. Water access only. Furbearer trapping permits issued by bid process; tS

Tar Bay WMA: -

12 acres. Waterfowl (water access only). 410-376-3236

Taylors Island WMA: - tS

1,114 acres. Furbearer trapping permits issued by bid process. Primarily boat access. 410-376-3236.

Frederick

Cunningham Falls State Park: - iv

4,400 acres. General Hunting. Limited free reservations required for limited mobility hunters (call number below). Free permit required to hunt furbearers at night. Hunting permitted Monday–Saturday. 301-271-7574.

Frederick City Watershed CWMA: - t

7,300 acres. Free permit required to hunt furbearers at night. 301-842-2702.

Gravel Hill Swamp WMA

69 acres. Archery hunting only. 301-842-2702

Heater’s Island WMA: - t

194 acres. Boat access only. 301-842-2702.

Monocacy NRMA: -

1,800 acres. Hunting permitted Monday–Saturday. 301-924-2127

Ridenour Swamp WMA

82 acres. Archery hunting only. 301-842-2702.

South Mountain State Park: -

1,115 acres. Hunting permitted Monday–Saturday on designated state owned property; call park for areas. Hunting prohibited on National Park Service property. 301-791-4767

Urbana FMA: -

60 acres. Archery hunting only - all legal species. 301-898-5443.

Garrett

Cunningham Swamp WMA: - tiS

328 acres. 301-334-4255.

Deep Creek Lake NRMA: - fr

Goose hunting at designated sites. Boat access only. For information call 301-334-4255. For reservations call 301-743-5161

Deep Creek Lake State Park: - iv

551 acres. No firearms hunting until Oct. 15, 2022. Special Goose Season in November. Hunting permitted Monday–Saturday. 301-387-5563.

Mt. Nebo WMA: - vitS

1,854 acres. 301-334-4255.

Potomac-Garrett
State Forest: - avtS

19,000 acres. For trapping permit call 301-334-2038.

Savage River State Forest: - svtS

55,185 acres. For trapping permit call 301-895-5759.

Wolf Den Run State Park:

1986 acres. Deer hunting only. Archery, Muzzleloader and Firearms Seasons. Hunting permitted Monday–Saturday. 301-334-9180.

Youghiogheny Reservoir CWMA: - t

900 acres. 301-334-4255.

Youghiogheny Wild River NEA: -

1,200 acres. Hunting permitted Monday–Saturday. 301-387-5563.

Harford

Gunpowder Falls State Park: -

See Baltimore County.

Rocks State Park: -

  • Deer Creek Area: 120 acres. Deer archery hunting only. 410-557-7994. d
  • Cameron Area: 105 acres. Deer archery hunting only. 410-356-9272. fr

Stoney Demonstration Forest: - fdr

318 acres. 410-356-9272.

Susquehanna State Park: - fdr

650 acres. Deer archery hunting only. Waterfowl blinds by daily reservation. 410-356-9272, Park information: 410-557-7994.

Howard

Hugg-Thomas WMA: - vftr

276 acres. 410-356-9272.

Patapsco Valley State Park: -

See Baltimore County.

Patuxent River State Park: -

4,750 acres. 301-924-2127

Kent

Millington WMA: - ivtfr

4,002 acres. 410-928-3650. Closed season for bobwhite quail. Free Central Region Public Hunting Permit and reservation required for spring turkey hunting and waterfowl blinds. 410-356-9272.

Sassafras NRMA: - idv

1,100 acres. General hunting with restrictions. Migratory goose hunting by lottery only. Restrictions and applications available online at: dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands. 410-820-1668.

Montgomery

Cherrington CWMA (MNCPPC): -

275 acres. Deer hunting only. 410-356-9272.

Islands of the Potomac WMA: - t

Boat access only. 410-356-9272.

  • Mason Island: 274 acres
  • Oxley Island: 35 acres
  • Maddox Island: 169 acres

McKee-Beshers WMA: - t

1,960 acres. 410-356-9272.

Patuxent River State Park: -

See Howard County.

Seneca Creek State Park: -

650 acres for general hunting and 2,500 acres for deer archery hunting only.

  • Managed Deer Hunt (shotgun) by lottery 301-924-2127
  • Schaeffer Farm: Deer shotgun hunting; r 410-356-9272.

Strider WMA: - fr

170 acres. Archery hunting only. 410-356-9272.

Prince George’s

Aquasco Farm CWMA
(MNCPPC): - dfr

150 acres. Deer hunting only. Archery, Muzzleloader and Firearms Seasons. Permit and Daily. 301-743-5161.

Belt Woods NEA - fr

458 acres. Deer hunting only. Archery, Muzzleloader and Firearms Seasons. Permit and Daily. 301-743-5161.

Bowen WMA: - ftr

300 acres. Waterfowl and rail hunting only. Boat access only. 301-743-5161.

Cedarville State Forest: -

See Charles County.

Cheltenham WMA: - afr

15 acres. Dove and deer archery hunting only. 301-743-5161.

Gardner Road Park
CWMA (MNCPPC): - dfr

120 acres. Deer hunting only. Archery, Muzzleloader and Firearms Seasons. 301-743-5161.

Marlboro Natural Area CWMA - dfr

637 acres. Deer archery hunting only. Open Monday-Saturday. 301-743-5161.

Milltown Landing NRMA: - vdfr

250 acres. Reservations required for waterfowl blinds. 301-743-5161.

National Park Service Blind Sites: - fr

Boat access only. 301-743-5161.

Nottingham NRMA: - fdr

329 acres. Reservations required for waterfowl blind sites. 301-743-5161.

Patuxent River Park/
Billingsley (MNCPPC): - fdvr

400 acres. Deer archery hunting only. Open Mon.–Fri., nine a.m. to one half hour after sunset. 301-743-5161.

Queen Anne Bridge Rd.
CWMA (MNCPPC): - dfr

182 acres. Deer archery hunting only. Open Mon.–Sat. 301-743-5161.

Rosaryville State Park: - dvf

460 acres. Deer archery hunting only. Permit and sign-in required. 301-743-5161.

Spice Creek NRMA: - fdr

230 acres. Reservations required for waterfowl blind site. 301-743-5161.

Queen Anne’s

Browns Branch WMA: - rft

1,172 acres. 410-356-9272.

Tuckahoe State Park: -

See Caroline County.

Wye Island NRMA: - di

2,500 acres. Deer Archery Season hunting limited to 25 hunters per day. Deer Muzzleloader and Firearms Seasons hunting by lottery. Migratory goose hunting by lottery. Lottery applications are available dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands or 410-827-7577.

Somerset

Brice Stump Complex CFL

1,663 acres. Located off Allen Road and Route 13. 410-632-3732

Cedar Island WMA: - t

3,081 acres. Furbearer trapping permits issued by bid process. Boat access only. 410-651-2065

Deal Island WMA: - t

13,565 acres. Furbearer trapping permits issued by bid process. Impoundment areas open to hunting during: September Resident Canada goose season and Youth/Veteran/Military waterfowl hunting days. Lottery permit required for all regular duck season impoundment hunting days, as follows: October segment on opening day and any Saturday; November segment on opening day, any Saturday, and the Friday following Thanksgiving; December/January segment on opening day, any Saturday, and Wednesdays beginning January 1. The impoundment will be closed to hunting on all other days. Lottery application available online at dnr.maryland.gov. Application deadline is Sept. 12, 2022. Motorized boats, except those powered by electric motors, are prohibited in the impoundments between October 1 and March 31. 410-651-2065.

E. Mace Smith Complex CFL: - t

1,737 acres. 410-632-3732.

Fairmount WMA: - t

5,240 acres. Furbearer trapping permits issued by bid process. Impoundment areas open to hunting during September Resident Canada goose season, early teal season, Youth/Veteran/Military waterfowl hunting days, and during regular duck seasons as follows: October segment on opening day and any Saturday; November segment on opening day, any Saturday, and the Friday following Thanksgiving; December/January segment on opening day, any Saturday, and Wednesdays beginning January 1. Lottery permit required for opening day of each regular duck season segment. The impoundments will be closed to hunting on all other days. Lottery application available online at dnr.maryland.gov. Application deadline is Sept. 12, 2022. Motorized boats, except those powered by electric motors, are prohibited in the impoundments between October 1 and March 31. 410-651-2065.

Marumsco Complex CFL: - t

1,083 acres. 410-632-3732.

Janes Island State Park: -

2,900 acres. Waterfowl hunting only. Park information: 410-968-1565

Maryland Marine Properties WMA: - t

1,030 acres. Furbearer trapping permits issued by bid process. 410-651-2065.

Oriole Complex CFL - t

693 acres. 410-632-3732

Peters McAllen Complex CFL: - t

683 acres. 410-632-3732.

Pocomoke Sound WMA: - t

922 acres. Furbearer trapping permits issued by bid process. Boat access only. 410-651-2065.

South Marsh WMA: - t

2,969 acres. Furbearers trapping permits issued by bid process. Boat access only. 410-651-2065.

Wellington WMA: - t

684 acres. Furbearer trapping permits issued by bid process. 410-651-2065.

Wells Complex CFL: - t

1,900 acres. 410-632-3732.

St. Mary’s

Elms CWMA: - df

545 acres. Sign-in required. Environmental education on adjacent site. 301-743-5161.

Greenwell State Park: - vd

187 acres. 301-872-5688.

Historic St. Mary’s City CWMA: - fr

175 acres. Deer hunting only, beginning Dec. 1st. Open Tues.–Sat. (closed Christmas). Reservation required. 301-743-5161.

Newtowne Neck State Park: - fr

360 acres. Permit and reservation required for all hunting. Free permit required for waterfowl hunting zones (301-743-5161). Hunters must use archery equipment during early muzzleloader season. Park Information 301-872-5688.

Myrtle Point CWMA: - fr

192 acres. Deer and waterfowl hunting only. Permit and reservation required. Deer archery hunting only; open Oct. 15 – Jan. 31. Waterfowl hunting by boat only in the third split of the season. 301-743-5161.

Point Lookout State Park (Jacobs Tract Only): - d

240 acres. Deer, turkey (winter season only) and waterfowl hunting only. Hunters must use archery equipment during the early muzzleloader season. Waterfowl hunting at designated blind sites only. Access by boat only. 301-872-5688.

St. Clement’s Island State Park: - f

63 acres. Rabbit and waterfowl hunting only. Free permit required for waterfowl hunting zone — Contact 301-743-5161. Accessible only by boat. Park information: 301-872-5688.

Salem Tract (State Forest): - tS

1550 acres. 301-743-5161.

St. Inigoes State Forest: - ftSr

600 acres. Permit and reservation required at all times. 301-743-5161.

St. Mary’s Lake: - fr

Waterfowl hunting at designated sites only. Access by boat only (no gas motors). Permit and reservation required. 301-743-5161. Park information 301-872-5688.

St. Mary’s River State Park - d

2,200 acres. 301-872-5688.

Talbot

Seth Demonstration Forest CFL -

121 acres. Deer archery hunting only. 410-632-3732

Washington

Fort Frederick State Park -

260 acres. Hunting permitted Monday–Saturday. Deer archery hunting by reservation only. 301-842-2155.

Greenbrier State Park -

500 acres. Free permit required to hunt furbearers at night. Hunting permitted Monday–Saturday. 301-791-4767

Indian Springs WMA - vtS

6,600 acres. 301-842-2702.

Prather’s Neck WMA - tS

205 acres (general hunting), 10 acres (archery hunting only). 301-842-2702.

Sideling Hill WMA - tS

3,519 acres. 301-842-2702.

South Mountain State Park -

2,885 acres (general hunting), 170 acres (archery only). Hunting permitted Monday–Saturday on designated state owned property; call for areas. Hunting prohibited on National Park Service property. 301-791-4767.

Woodmont NRMA - v

2,400 acres. Hunting permitted Monday–Saturday. 301-842-2155.

Wicomico

Athol Complex CFL - t

682 acres. 410-632-3732.

Aughty Naughty Complex CFL - itv

1,243 acres. 410-632-3732.

Ellis Bay WMA - t

3,208 acres. Furbearer trapping permits issued by bid process. 410-376-3236.

Fair Meadow Complex CFL - t

362 acres. 410-632-3732.

Greenhill Complex CFL - t

3,957 acres. 410-632-3732.

Johnson WMA - t

468 acres. Furbearer trapping permits issued by bid process. Deer hunting with bow only. 410-651-2065.

Lathrop Complex CFL

Waterfowl hunting only along shoreline north of Stump Gut. 410-632-3732

Nanticoke River WMA

See also Dorchester County 410-376-3236

  • Nutter’s Neck: 1,587 acres. Furbearer trapping permits issued by bid process. t
  • Sharptown Dunes: 198 acres. Furbearer trapping permits issued by bid process. t

Wetipquin WMA - t

211 acres. Furbearer trapping permits issued by bid process. 410-376-3236.

Wicomico Demonstration Forest CFL - t

3,463 acres. 410-632-3732.

Worcester

Assateague State Park - vd

450 acres. Deer archery hunting only restricted to Nov. 14, 2022–Jan. 31 2023. Self sign-in required at Pump House #1. Limit of 10 hunters per day. Call for mobility impaired hunting access. 410-641-2120.

Bethards Tract CFL - t

33 acres. 410-632-3732.

Buck Harbor Complex CFL - i

1095 acres located off Stevens Road. 410-632-3732

Cordery Complex CFL - t

588 acres. 410-632-3732.

Creek Complex CFL - t

868 acres. This complex is comprised of the Creek, Chatham and Tankard Farm tracts. 410-632-3732.

Dunn Swamp Complex CFL - t

1,146 acres. 410-632-3732.

E. A. Vaughn WMA - vt

2,630 acres. Furbearer trapping permits issued by bid process. Caution squirrel hunters: Delmarva Fox Squirrel may not be hunted. 410-651-2065.

Foster Complex CFL -

4,808 acres located off Route 12/Snow Hill Road. 410-632-3732

Isle of Wight WMA - t

224 acres. Furbearer trapping permits issued by bid process. Area south of Rt. 90 closed to hunting. 410-651-2065.

Johnson & Johnson Tract CFL - t

853 acres. 410-632-3732.

Pocomoke State Forest - vtf

18,492 acres. Free permit required for trapping and raccoon hunting. Limited vehicle access. Note: the 226-acre Summerfield tract near Snow Hill is archery hunting only. Refer to maps located at: https://dnr.maryland.gov/forests/Documents/pocomoke/PSF_Location_Maps.pdf 410-632-3732.

Pocomoke River WMA - t

1,008 acres. Furbearer trapping permits issued by bid process. 410-651-2065.

Selby Complex CFL - t

460 acres. 410-632-3732.

Shockley Complex CFL - t

731 acres. 410-632-3732

Sinepuxent Islands WMA -

25 acres. Boat access only. 410-651-2065

Timmons Complex CFL - t

477 acres. 410-632-3732.

Twigg Fooks Complex CFL - t

1,997 acres. Located off MD Rt. 12/Spearin Road adjacent to Pocomoke State Forest. This complex is in Wicomico and Worcester Counties. 410-632-3732.

Whitesburg Complex CFL - t

375 acres. 410-632-3732.

Attention Hunters

Trespassing on posted property is a serious crime and punishable under Md. Criminal Law §6-402. A first offense is punishable by imprisonment of up to 90-days or a fine not exceeding $500, or both.

This includes all private land adjacent to public hunting areas.

Archery Hunting at Liberty, Loch Raven and Prettyboy Reservoirs

Special rules and regulations for hunting are in effect on the Liberty, Loch Raven and Prettyboy Reservoirs. By accepting the permit, the permittee agrees to having read and accepted these rules and regulations governing the Liberty, Loch Raven and Prettyboy Reservoirs established by the City of Baltimore, Director of Public Works.

  • Parking or driving motor vehicles of any description except on hard surfaced roads is prohibited.
  • No fires are permitted on the watershed areas at any time.
  • Hunting is permitted only from one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset.
  • No hunting within 50 feet of high water shoreline.
  • No hunting is allowed south of Liberty Road (MD Rt. 26) on Liberty Reservoir in Baltimore County.
  • Hunters must adhere to all regulations established by the Baltimore City Bureau of Water and Wastewater.
  • Hunters are warned against the disposal of refuse and trash on the watershed area, and violators will be prosecuted in accordance with the law.
  • Although not recommended by Baltimore City Department of Public Works, the use of patented portable tree stands is permitted.
  • Portable tree stands must be removed at the end of each day.
  • Masks or other face gear shall be removed upon leaving the woods and when approaching within 100 yards of another person.
  • Permits are valid for the entire season for the taking of game, except waterfowl, WITH ARCHERY EQUIPMENT ONLY at Liberty and Prettyboy Reservoirs.
  • On Loch Raven Reservoir, the permit is valid for deer hunting only with archery equipment in designated areas.
  • It is illegal to bait for hunting.
  • On Loch Raven Reservoir hunting is prohibited on the Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail/NCR Trail.
  • Deer archery hunters hunting during the Junior Deer Hunting Days, Deer Firearms and Deer Muzzleloader Seasons are
    required to wear daylight
    fluorescent color clothing.
  • Archery Hunting Permits for Liberty, Loch Raven and Prettyboy Reservoirs are available online
    at dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/
    Documents/Reservoir-Permit.pdf.
  • For reservoir hunting questions call 410-356-9272.

Archery Hunting Permit for the Liberty, Loch Raven and Prettyboy Reservoirs 2022–2023

Complete the information below and keep this section with your hunting license. This permit must be in your possession while hunting on the above areas.

Name: -

Address (street): -

(city, state, zip): -

DNR ID #: -

Vehicle Tag(s) #: -

Issued in cooperation between the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Heritage Service and the City of Baltimore Bureau of Water and Wastewater.

Maps of the watersheds are available online at dnr.maryland.gov or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Maryland Department of Natural Resources
3740 Gwynnbrook Ave., Owings Mills, MD 21117