Maryland DNR Seeks Public Input for Upcoming Hunting Seasons

February 16, 2024 By: Amber Kornak

Maryland Department of Natural Resources is currently accepting public comments on the proposed changes to the 2024-2025 hunting and trapping seasons as well as the 2024-2025 Migratory Game Bird Seasons and Bag Limits. Below is one of the proposals that will impact deer and deer hunters:

  • Alter the period in which hunters in Region A may harvest their bag limit of two antlerless deer during the deer hunting season. The two antlerless deer may both be harvested during the archery season, the second week of the firearms season (last 8 days of the season), the second week of the late muzzleloader season (last 8 days of the season), OR one antlerless deer harvested during two separate weapon seasons for an all seasons combined total of two antlerless deer. No more than one antlerless deer may be harvested per day.

The comment period is open until February 26, 2024. The public can review and comment online for the proposed changes to the 2024-2025 hunting and trapping season as well as review and comment on the proposed migratory game bird seasons and bag limits. The National Deer Association (NDA) encourages our Maryland members and supporters to offer written comments. Wild deer conservation and protecting hunting opportunities requires participation in the rooms where wildlife policy and legislation are formed, and these hearings provide that opportunity.

About Amber Kornak:

Amber Kornak is a Policy Intern with the National Deer Association. She received her bachelor's degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Science from Oregon State University. She has 8 years of wildlife experience working with big game animals such as bears, deer and elk. Amber is an outdoor enthusiast currently residing in Northwest Montana.