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Maryland’s Deer Firearms Hunting Season Opens Saturday, November 26, 2022

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the two-week firearms hunting season for sika and white-tailed deer opens Saturday, Nov. 26 and runs through Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. The two-week season includes Sunday hunting in all but three counties, affording hunters more weekend opportunities to hunt and contribute to managing Maryland’s deer population. “The two-week firearms season remains our most popular season with deer hunters,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “The harvest during this season is essential for managing the state’s healthy deer population, and hunters can enjoy the camaraderie of friends and family as winter approaches.” Bag limits for the firearm season, along with other deer hunting seasons and regulations, are available in the 2022-2023 Maryland Guide to Hunting and Trapping. Hunters are reminded that 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 the requirement of having at least three points on one antler. Any additional antlered deer taken within the established bag limit must meet the minimum point restriction. Licensed junior hunters and apprentice license holders, 16 years of age or younger, are exempt from this restriction. During firearms season, Maryland requires deer hunters and their […]

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