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Maryland’s Early Muzzleloader Deer Season Begins Oct. 19, 2023

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the first segment of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer season runs from Oct. 19-21 statewide. Hunters in Region B — the state’s central, southern, and eastern regions — can also use muzzleloaders from Oct. 23-28 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 season is a prime time to get out in the woods and take advantage of the increased deer activity,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Acting Director Karina Stonesifer said. “Hunters have a great opportunity to enjoy the autumn colors while pursuing a deer to fill the freezer.” For the 2023-24 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 the requirement of having at least three […]

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