Top Public Lands to Hunt Deer in Central Maryland – Fish & Hunt

Top Public Lands to Hunt Deer in Central Maryland

Posted on: November 21, 2018 By: FHMD

With deer season in full swing, it’s time to plan a hunt in Maryland and take advantage of special hotel rates. Quality bucks and thriving deer populations make Maryland a prime location for your hunt, with Central Maryland offering hunters great opportunities for a successful harvest. Here are a few of the top public lands to consider in Central Maryland for your hunt this season:

Baltimore/Carroll County Reservoirs

Central Maryland

Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Cole

With over 18,000 acres of forested land on three different reservoirs available for public hunting, these public lands in Baltimore and Carroll counties offer easy access along with great hunting.

Liberty Reservoir (Baltimore and Carroll County) – Located on the border of Baltimore and Carroll Counties, this 9,200-acre tract is open to archery hunting for deer. The size and beauty of the land makes for an enjoyable hunt, packed with opportunities.

Prettyboy Reservoir (Baltimore County) – This reservoir is located primarily in northwestern Baltimore County, with a small portion extending into northeastern Carroll County. This 7,380-acre tract is open to archery hunting for deer.

Loch Raven Reservoir (Baltimore County) – A specific section of Loch Raven Reservoir’s 1,600-acre tract is open only to archery hunting for deer during the regulated hunting season.

The locations above are open for archery season only. For more information on regulations and to acquire the needed permit or visit Maryland Department of Natural Resources online.

Montgomery County

Central Maryland

Photo Courtesy of Carrie Frazier

Only a short drive from Washington D.C., Montgomery County offers easy convenience to city-dwellers looking to get out and find opportunities to harvest a Maryland deer. Here, you’ll find diverse habitats ranging from forests, marshes, streams and ponds, agricultural fields, food plots and early successional fields.

Located on River Road in Western Montgomery County,the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area is a 2,000-acre tract with a mixture of woodlands, fields, wooded bottomland and managed wetland impoundments (green-tree reservoirs). The wildlife management area shares a common boundary with the National Park Service – Chesapeake and Ohio Canal to the south and borders Seneca Creek State Park, a 1,200-acre public hunting area, to the east.

Be sure to visit Maryland Department of Natural Resources for information on hunting licenses and regulations. For more information on lodging options, hunting guides, outfitters and more, be sure to visit the Plan Your Trip section of our website to make the most out of your hunt in central Maryland.

Lodging Deals

Here are a few lodging deals in Central Maryland to help make the most out of this year’s deer hunt:

Boston Inn
533 Baltimore Blvd., Westminster, MD 21157

  • $10.00 per night discount for hunters.
  • Click here for more information.
  • (410) 848-9095

Days Inn
25 S. Cranberry Rd, Westminster, MD 21157

  • 15% discount for hunters.
  • Click here for more information.
  • (410) 857-0500

 

Images courtesy of Sheri Lunsford, Bonnie Cole, Carrie Frazier via Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ Flickr account