If you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime hunt, look no further than Maryland. The southern tip of Maryland’s Eastern Shore is the only other place in the world – aside from their native Eastern Asia – where the exotic sika deer can be hunted in the wild, offering one of the most unique hunting experience available in the U.S.
Called “marsh ghosts” to locals because of their habitat and stealthy movement, sika deer offer a challenging, exciting hunt for every skill level.
Hunting sika deer is a true “Only in Maryland” experience that every serious sportsmen and sportswomen needs to add to their bucket list. The best way to bag one of these deer is to find a guide with the insight, and land, needed for a successful hunt. Guides like Muddy Marsh Outfitters (featured in this video) offer your best chance for bagging your first sika deer. Before coming to Maryland, contact a guide to help you plan your trip and answer any questions you might have. Also, we suggest visiting Maryland DNR’s website for current and accurate information on all hunting logistics and regulations. You also want to make sure to have all your necessarily licenses, which you can do online or from from the DNR app.
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