Novice Hunter

Whether it’s your first, second, or third season, scoping out Maryland is the perfect way to hone your hunting skills. Get a start at one of our many Regulated Shooting Areas (RSAs) or shooting clubs. Get your Maryland hunting license and head out with a knowledgeable guide, or visit the many public hunting areas and Wild Lands for a unique hunt in Maryland. From small game to world-class white-tailed deer, Maryland is the perfect place to dial in your next shot.

Family Hunt_IMG_1716Maryland’s plentiful white-tailed deer populations offer hunters great opportunities to bag one of our state’s trophy bucks. We also have the unique opportunity to hunt the exotic sika deer. These small deer are only found – and can only be hunted in the wild – in their native Japan and right here on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Hunting geese and ducks in Maryland is a big deal. In the heart of the Atlantic flyway, Maryland is considered the Canada Goose Hunting Capital of the World, and the Chesapeake Bay is also known for its duck hunting opportunities. Join up with a guide and get a taste of what makes waterfowl such a sought-after hunt in Maryland.

Plan Your Trip

We’re here to help make your hunting trip to Maryland as easy and as successful as possible. Get the necessary licenses for your trip by downloading the Maryland Department of Natural Resource’s smartphone app. It’s simple, quick, and allows for easy registration of your harvests.

Find a guide or outfitter. A local, knowledgeable guide is always useful. Maryland’s experienced guides can help increase your chances of bagging a story worth bragging about back home.

Find the perfect location for your trip. We’ve mapped out the whole state and scouted for each county’s species to make sure you find what you’re looking for.

Discover the perfect place to rest your head before the big hunting trip. From campgrounds, ocean and lakefront rentals, or luxury hotels, you’ll find what you need right here in Maryland.