Experienced deer hunters are invited to introduce young people to the sport during two upcoming Junior Deer Hunting Days ─ November 16 on public and private lands in all Maryland counties, and November 17 on only private lands in all counties except Baltimore, Howard and Prince George’s.
Hunters 16 years of age or younger, who possess a valid hunting license or are exempt from Maryland hunting license requirements, may use firearms to hunt white-tailed and sika deer on these days. Junior deer hunters must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years old who holds a valid Maryland hunting license or is exempt from the hunting license requirements. Adults may not possess a hunting weapon while accompanying a junior hunter.
The bag limits for the Junior Deer Hunting Days are:
one antlered or one antlerless white-tailed deer in Region A;
three white-tailed deer in Region B, with no more than one being antlered, and
one antlered or one antlerless sika deer.
Deer taken by youth hunters during the Junior Deer Hunting Days do not count toward the regular bow, muzzleloader or firearm season bag limits.
For complete bag limits, season dates, deer registration procedures and hunting regulations visit the 2013-2014 Maryland Guide to Hunting & Trapping. Hunters with any questions may contact DNR’s Wildlife & Heritage Service at 410-260-8540.