Public comment open for Maryland’s 2018 – 2020 hunting seasons

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Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources wants your input on hunting and trapping proposals. The department reevaluates changes every two years, and decisions made this year will affect the 2018-2020 hunting seasons.

Among the proposals being considered: adding additional hunting days for some migratory birds to make up for a ban on Sunday hunting, removing the requirement to take two antlerless deer before bagging a third antlered deer, and reducing the archery antlerless deer bag limits from unlimited to 10.

You can view the proposed regulations and comment online. The department is also accepting feedback by phone at 410-260-8540; by fax at 410-260-8596; or in writing to: Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Heritage Service, 580 Taylor Avenue, E-1, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401.

The comment period will close March 13.