Maryland Deer Hunting
State DNR Office
Hunting Regs - Federal
Wildlife Advisory Commission Approves Proposed Changes
for the 2006-2008 Hunting Seasons
ANNAPOLIS ? The Wildlife Advisory Commission has
approved the hunting season and bag limit proposals
presented to them by the Maryland Department of Natural
Resources Wildlife & Heritage Service (WHS). The
approved proposals include:
- Managed Hunt Permit ? Simplifies what once was a
multiple fee structure system to hunt on certain
Maryland State Park lands.
- Sika deer ? Add Caroline and Talbot counties to
the list of counties open to sika deer hunting.
- Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) ? Restrictions on
carcass importation and reporting requirements for
hunter-killed deer and elk from those states where
CWD has been identified.
withdrew the proposals to allow Resident Population
Canada goose hunting in August pending final review by
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). In addition,
based on input from hunters during the public comment
period, the proposal to move the opening date for dove
hunting was also withdrawn. September 1st will remain
opening day for dove hunting season.
has initiated the formal regulatory promulgation process
to implement these changes. They will stand as proposals
and will not be enacted until the 30 day public comment
period concludes and the Administrative, Executive and
Legislative Review Committee completes its review. The
proposals will be published in the Maryland Register on
May 12 with the comment period ending June 12. The
Managed Hunt Permit does not require regulatory action.
The Chronic Wasting Disease proposal will be published
in the Maryland Register at a later date.
received several hundred comments during the initial
public comment period via the Internet, letters and
emails, and at three public information meetings held
across the state. In addition, feedback on the proposals
was gathered from sportsmen and women representing the
many clubs and organizations in Maryland as well as DNR
law enforcement representatives.
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