Maryland’s 2013-2014 Shooter Qualification Schedule is now available and includes more than 35 firearms qualification sessions at 18 locations throughout the State. These events allow hunters to take the shooting proficiency test that is required before they can participate in many of the managed deer hunts held in Maryland.
New this year, the Western Maryland Sportsmen Club in Washington County has been added to the list of venues. Note that several locations only offer shooter qualification by appointment, and many of the host organizations charge a minimal fee to cover expenses.
DNR will continue to update the online Maryland Shooter Qualification Sessions Calendar, dnr.state.md.us/huntersguide/pdfs/shoot_qual_cal.pdf, as additional events are scheduled.