The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the first segment of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer season runs from October 20th to 22nd statewide. Hunters in Region B — the state’s central, southern, and eastern regions — can also use muzzleloaders from October 24-29 for antlerless deer only. The popular season typically coincides with pleasant fall weather and is one of many deer hunting opportunities offered in the state. “The October muzzleloader hunting season is a great way to enjoy time outside during one of the most beautiful times of the year,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “Beyond that, it also provides us with our first look at the health and status of our deer herd for the year.” For the 2022-23 season, the statewide bag limit for white-tailed bucks is set at two deer. Maryland hunters in Region B have the option to take one additional bonus buck after purchasing a Bonus Antlered Deer Stamp, but this stamp may not be used during the early muzzleloader season. The antlerless deer bag limits differ between deer management regions. An antler-point restriction remains in effect. Deer hunters may harvest one antlered white-tailed deer within the yearly bag limit that does not meet […]
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