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Maryland’s Primitive Deer Hunt Days Run Feb. 1st to 3rd, 2024 – Final Opportunity for 2023-24 Season

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the state’s Primitive Deer Hunt will be open Feb. 1-3 statewide. Hunters with a valid hunting license, or those exempt from the hunting license requirement, may use primitive bows or muzzleloaders to hunt sika and white-tailed deer during these days. Primitive hunting devices are defined as long bows, recurve bows, flintlock, or sidelock percussion muzzleloaders. Hunters may not use compound bows, crossbows, drawlocks, and telescopic or other electronic aiming devices. However, fiber optic sights are permitted on otherwise legal primitive bows or muzzleloaders. “The Primitive Deer Hunt allows hunters to connect to the earliest sportsman by using the same weapons that they did years ago,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Karina Stonesifer said. “The February hunting season provides hunters a chance to pursue a deer one last time and enjoy the crisp winter air.” Any deer harvested during the Primitive Hunt Days count against the hunter’s 2023-24 archery or muzzleloader bag limit for antlered and antlerless deer. An exception is in Region A – Allegany County, Garrett County, and the western portion of Washington County – where hunters may harvest one antlerless deer that will not count against their existing archery or muzzleloader bag limits. Hunters are encouraged to […]

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