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Cooperative Wildlife Management Area Opens to Hunting

There is a new public deer hunting opportunity available in Prince George’s County.

As of Dec. 3, 2018, the 182-acre Queen Anne Bridge Road Cooperative Wildlife Management Area in Bowie will be open to regulated archery hunting for deer only. The program will follow established season dates and bag limits found in the Guide to Hunting and Trapping in Maryland.

This program is designed to provide managed public hunting access to the site through a partnership with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Hunter access to the site (18300 Queen Anne Bridge Road) will require possession of a seasonal permit and daily reservations available from the Myrtle Grove Wildlife Management Area office. Hunting will take place Monday to Friday during regulated hours. Hunters will be provided the combination to a gate and must park in a designated area to participate. To contact the Myrtle Grove Wildlife Management Area, please call 301-743-5161.

For hunters interested in scouting the property before hunting, there will be designated scout time noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 1, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 2. The gate will be open and staff from the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission will be on-site to answer questions and provide maps. For more information on the scout days, please contact Paolo Abellera or Michael Dolesh at 301-627-7755.