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Best Public Hunting Land in Maryland:
The total area that is available for hunting in this state is 61,000 acres that is 4.9% of the total area of this state. This percentage indicated that only 0.1 acres area is available per hunters to hunt in this state. However, native and non-resident hunters still visit hunting lands of this state in different seasons to hunt different big and small games. Hunters visiting this land prefer to hunt on private hunting lands than on public hunting lands so that their hunting activities do not get interrupted because of crowd of people.
As compared to other states Maryland is a small state but hunters should not get disappointed because of its size. This small state provides great opportunities for hunters to hunt different large and small games in public hunting lands. On one hand this state has ample hunting seasons and on the other hand the rules and regulations for hunting in state are very strict. For instance you cannot hunt on Sunday in this state until unless it a commercial hunt or red fox chase during specific season.
Maryland Hunting Season:
Hunters who visit Maryland every year prefer to hunt Deer, Turkey, and other small games including Gray Squirrel, Cottontail Rabbit, Groundhogs, Ring-necked Pheasant(Male Only), and Bobwhite Quail. If we talk about Deer hunting season then it is divided into four permits which are Public land Permit A (April 13-19), Public land Permit B (April 20-26), Public land Permit C (April 27-May3), and public land Permit D (May 4-11). Additionally, hunting season for Grey Squirrel is from Sept 15-Feb 2, Cottontail Rabbit is from Nov 19-Feb 28, Groundhogs is from July 1-June 30, Ring-necked Pheasant is from Nov 19-Feb 2, and Bobwhite Quail is from Nov 19- Jan 5. These are the hunting seasons in Maryland in which hunters can hunt their desired animals. Also, Archery and Crossbow season is from Sept 1-Jan 31, Muzzleloader is from Oct 5-13 and Jab 28-Feb 2, Shotgun season is from Nov 9-18 and Jan 19-26, Handgun season is from Jan 5-12, Special Antlerless season is on Oct 15,19,20,22,26,27,29 & Dec 8-15, and Youth and Disability hunting is conducted on Nov 3 of every year. Moreover, Turkey hunting season is separated from private and public land permits in this state. In private lands Turkey hunting can be done throughout the year but on public hunting lands Turkey must be hunted on specific dates based by permit.