The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has released the 2017-18 Shooter Qualification Schedule which includes more than 25 qualification sessions at 15 locations across the state.
These events allow hunters to take the necessary proficiency test required to obtain a Shooter Qualification Card in order to participate in many of the managed deer hunts scheduled in the fall and winter.
Hunters should note that several locations are by appointment only and that many charge a minimal fee to cover expenses. They are also reminded that a lottery system is used to select participants for many of the managed deer hunts. There are various deadlines for the lotteries, which can be found online here.
The department will continually update the online shooter qualification calendar as additional events become available.