Late Muzzleloader Deer Season Opens Dec. 18


ANNAPOLIS (December 9, 2010)—Maryland’s late muzzleloader season for deer opens on Saturday, December 18 and continues through January 1, 2011. The early winter season is popular with deer hunters and affords them the opportunity to pursue their favorite game with a different type of firearm.

“Muzzleloader hunting is a great opportunity for hunters to enjoy more time in the woods with friends and family,” said DNR’s Deer Project Leader Brian Eyler. “Last year approximately 35 percent of our muzzleloader hunters were successful in harvesting at least one deer.”

Deer hunting regulations vary between the two Deer Management Regions in Maryland. Region A consists of Garrett and Allegany counties and, new this season, the western half of Washington County. Region B includes eastern Washington County and the remaining 20 counties. Bag limits, season dates and other deer hunting information can be found on the DNR website at http://www.dnr.maryland.gov/huntersguide and in the 2010-2011 Maryland Guide to Hunting & Trapping issued with each hunting license.

Source: Maryland Department of Natural Resources

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