Hunting in Maryland's wildlife management areas

THE BALTIMORE SUN

1. Mt. Nebo Wildlife Management Area

Location: 3 miles north of Oakland, Garrett County

Size: 1,763 acres

Select species: White-tailed deer, ruffed grouse, woodcock, wild turkey, squirrel, cottontail rabbit, wood duck, black duck and mallard

Mailing address: Mt. Nebo Work Center, Route 1, Box 305A, Oakland, Md., 21550. Telephone: (301) 334-4255.

2. Deep Creek Lake State Park

Location: Thayerville, Garrett County

Size: Hunting is permitted on 1,200 acres

Select species: White-tailed deer, wild turkey, squirrel and grouse

Mailing address: Deep Creek Lake State Park, Route 2, Box 70,

Swanton, Md. 21561. Telephone: (301) 387-5563.

3. Potomac State Forest/Garrett State Forest

Locations: Potomac State Forest is located between the towns of Westernport and Oakland in Garrett County. Garrett State Forest is west of Deep Creek Lake in Garrett County.

Sizes: Potomac is 10,416 acres; Garrett is 6,781 acres.

Select species: White-tailed deer, turkey, grouse, squirrel and rabbit

Mailing addresses: Potomac State Forest or Garrett State Forest, Route 3, Box 256, Deer Park, Md., 21550. Telephone: (301) 334-2038 for both.

4. Savage River State Forest

Location: Grantsville, Garrett County

Size: 52,812 acres

Select species: White-tailed deer, turkey, grouse, squirrel and rabbit

Mailing address: Savage River State Forest, Route 2, Box A-63, Grantsville, Md., 21536. Telephone: (301) 895-5759.

5. Dan's Mountain Wildlife Management Area

Location: Lonaconing, Allegany County

Size: 8,376 acres

Select species: White-tailed deer, turkey, grouse, squirrel and rabbit

Mailing address: District Wildlife Manager, Mt. Nebo Work Center, Route 1, Box 305A, Oakland, Md., 21550. Telephone: (301) 334-4255.

6. Rocky Gap State Park

Location: Six miles east of Cumberland, Allegany County

Size: Hunting is allowed on 1,900 acres

Select species: White-tailed deer, turkey, grouse, squirrel and rabbit

Mailing address: Rocky Gap State Park, Route 1, Box 90, Flintstone, Md., 21530. Telephone: (301) 777-2138.

7. Green Ridge State Forest

Location: Six miles east of Flintstone, Allegany County

Size: 38,275 acres

Select species: White-tailed deer, turkey, grouse, squirrel, quail, woodcock and rabbit

Mailing address: Green Ridge State Forest, Star Route, Flintstone, Md., 21530. Telephone: (301) 478-2991.

8. Warrior Mountain Wildlife Management Area

Location: 12 miles east of Cumberland, Allegany County

Size: 3,950 acres

Select species: White-tailed deer, turkey, grouse, squirrel and rabbit

Mailing address: District Wildlife Manager, Billmeyer WMA, Star Route, Flintstone, Md., 21530. Telephone: (301) 478-2525.

9. Billmeyer Wildlife Management Area

Location: Eastern Allegany County

Size: 1,066 acres

Select species: White-tailed deer, turkey, grouse, squirrel and rabbit

Mailing address: District Wildlife Manager, Billmeyer WMA, Star Route, Flintstone, Md., 21530. Telephone: (301) 478-2525

10. Sideling Hill Wildlife Management Area

Location: Along Sideling Hill Creek, Allegany and Washington counties

Size: 2,151 acres

Select species: White-tailed deer, turkey and gray squirrel

Mailing address: District Wildlife Manager, Billmeyer WMA, Star Route, Flintstone, Md., 21530. Telephone: (301) 478-2525.

11. Indian Springs Wildlife Management Area

Location: 12 miles west of Hagerstown, Washington County

Size: 6,363 acres

Select species: White-tailed deer, turkey, grouse, quail, pheasant, squirrel and rabbit

Mailing address: District Wildlife Manager, Indian Springs WMA, Route 2, Box 173, Clear Spring, Md., 21722. Telephone: (301) 842-2702

12. Greenbrier State Park

Location: 8 miles east of Hagerstown, Washington County

Size: Hunting is allowed on 500 acres.

Select species: White-tailed deer, squirrel and grouse

Mailing address: Greenbrier State Park, Route 2, Box 325, Boonsboro, Md., 21713. Telephone: (301) 791-4767.

13. Cunningham Falls State Park

Location: Thurmont, Frederick County

Size: Hunting is allowed on 3,500 acres.

Select species: White-tailed deer, squirrel and wild turkey

Mailing address: Cunningham Falls State Park, 14039 Catoctin Hollow Road, Thurmont, Md., 21788. Telephone: (301) 271-7574.

Heater's Island Wildlife Management Area

Location: On the Potomac River, southern Frederick County

Size: 194 acres (access by boat only)

Select species: White-tailed deer, gray squirrel, fox squirrel, rabbit and waterfowl

Mailing address: District Wildlife Manager, Indian Springs WMA, Route 2, Box 173, Clear Spring, Md., 21722. Telephone: (301) 842-2702.

15. Seneca Creek State Park

Location: Western Montgomery County, north of Gaithersburg

Size: Hunting is permitted on 1,200 acres.

Select species: Squirrel, rabbit, quail, white-tailed deer and wild turkey.

Mailing address: Seneca Creek State Park, 11950 Clopper Road, Gaithersburg, Md., 20879. Telephone: (301) 924-2127.

16. McKee Beshers Wildlife Management Area

Location: Along the Potomac River, southwestern Montgomery County

Size: 1,947 acres

Select species: White-tailed deer, turkey, squirrel, rabbit, quail, woodcock, dove and puddle ducks.

Mailing address: District Wildlife Manager, Seneca Work Center, Clopper Road, Gaithersburg, Md., 20878. Telephone: (301) 258-7308

17. Patuxent River State Park

Location: Between Routes 27 and 97 in Montgomery and Howard counties

Size: Hunting is allowed on 2,889 acres.

Select species: Rabbits, squirrels, pheasant, quail and white-tailed deer

Mailing address: Patuxent State Park c/o Seneca Creek State Park, 11950 Clopper Road, Gaithersburg, Md., 20879. Telephone: (301) 924-2127.

18. Chapel Point State Park

Location: 5 miles south of LaPlata in Charles County

L Size: 500 acres, plus waterfowl blinds on Port Tobacco River

Select species: Quail, squirrel, dove, rabbit, white-tailed deer and waterfowl

Mailing address: Chapel Point State Park c/o Smallwood State Park, Route 1, Box 64, Marbury, Md., 20658. Telephone: (301) 743-7613.

19. St. Mary's River State Park

Location: 2 miles north of Great Mills in St. Mary's County

Size: 1,700 acres are open to hunting.

Select species: Deer, squirrel, rabbit, dove and quail.

Mailing address: St. Mary's River State Park c/o Point Lookout State Park, Scotland, Md., 20687.

20. Calvert Cliffs State Park

Location: 14 miles south of Prince Frederick on Routes 2 and 4

Size: 600 acres are open to hunting.

Select species: Squirrel, rabbit, turkey and white-tailed deer

Mailing address: Calvert Cliffs State Park, c/o Rosaryville State Park, P.O. Box 1139, Upper Marlboro, Md., 20772. Telephone: (301) 627-8165.

21. Millington Wildlife Management Area

Location: 2 miles east of Massey in Kent County

Size: 3,800 acres

Select species: Gray squirrel, deer, rabbit, quail, dove and woodcock

Mailing address: District Wildlife Manager, Millington WMA, Route 1, Box 552, Massey, Md., 21650. Telephone: (301) 928-3650.

22. Tuckahoe State Park

Location: 5 miles north of Hillsboro in Queen Anne's and Caroline counties.

Size: Hunting is allowed on 1,000 acres.

Select species: Rabbit, squirrel, dove, quail, deer and goose.

Mailing address: Tuckahoe State Park, Route 1, Box 23, Queen Anne, Md., 21657. Telephone: (301) 634-2810.

23. Idylwild Wildlife Management Area

Location: Federalsburg, Caroline County

Size: 2,979 acres

Select species: Squirrel, deer, rabbit, quail, woodcock and dove.

Mailing address: District Manager, LeCompte WMA, Route 1,

Vienna, Md., 21869. Telephone: (301) 376-3236.

24. Linkwood Wildlife Management Area

Location: Half-mile east of Linkwood, Dorchester County

Size: 313 acres

Select species: White-tailed deer, woodcock and gray squirrel

Mailing address: District manager, LeCompte WMA, Route 1, Vienna, Md., 21869 Telephone: (301) 376-3236.

25. Taylor's Island Wildlife Management Area

Location: Along Slaughter Creek, western Dorchester County

Size: 1,020 acres (access by boat only)

Select species: Sika deer, white-tailed deer and waterfowl

Mailing address: District Manager, LeCompte WMA, Route 1,

Vienna, Md., 21869. Telephone: (301) 376-3236.

26. Fishing Bay Wildlife Management Area

Location: southwestern Dorchester County

Size: 17,208 acres (special regulations apply)

Select species: Sika deer, white-tailed deer and waterfowl

Mailing address: District Manager, LeCompte WMA, Route 1,

Vienna, Md., 21869. Telephone: (301) 376-3236.

27. Ellis Bay Wildlife Management Area

Location: Southeastern Wicomico County

Size: 2,094 acres

Select species: Sika and white-tailed deer, puddle duck, diving duck, quail, rabbit, squirrel, woodcock and Canada geese

Mailing address: District Wildlife Manager, Wellington WMA, Route 2, Box 95, Princess Anne, Md., 21853. Telephone: (301) 651-2320.

28. Pocomoke State Forest

Location: Snow Hill, Worcester County

Size: 13,265 acres

Select species: White-tailed deer, squirrel, rabbit and quail

Mailing address: Pocomoke State Forest, Route 3, Box 237, Snow Hill, Md., 21863. Telephone: (301) 632-2566.

29. Pocomoke River Wildlife Management Area

Location: 7 miles southwest of Snow Hill, Worcester County

Size: 505 acres

Select species: Deer and puddle duck

Mailing address: District Wildife Manager, E.A. Vaughn WMA, Route 1, Box 40, Girdletree, Md., 21829. Telephone: (301) 632-0572.

30. E.A. Vaughn Wildlife Management Area

Location: 9 miles south of Snow Hill, Worcester County

Size: 1,751 acres

Select species: Canada goose, puddle and diving duck, quail, dove, deer gray squirrel, rabbit and woodcock

Mailing address: District Wildlife Manager, E.A. Vaughn Work Center, Route 1, Box 40, Girdletree, Md., 21829. Telephone: (301) 632-0572.

31. Maryland Marine Properties

Location: 10 miles east of Crisfield, Somerset County

Size: 1,030 acres

Select species: Deer, rabbit, dove, quail, woodcock and squirrel.

Mailing address: District Wildlife Manager, Wellington Work Center, Route 2, Box 95, Princess Anne, Md., 21853. Telephone: (301) 651-2320.

32. Pocomoke Sound Wildlife Management Area

Location: 3 miles southeast of Crisfield, Somerset County

Size: 922 acres

Select species: Canada goose, diving and puddle duck and snipe

Mailing address: District Wildlife Manager, Wellington WMA, Route 2, Box 95, Princess Anne, Md., 21853. Telephone: (301) 651-2320.

33. Cedar Island Wildlife Management Area

Location: 2 miles south of Crisfield, Somerset County

Size: 2,880 acres

Select species: Puddle and diving duck, Canada geese and snipe.

Mailing address: District Wildlife Manager, Wellington WMA, Route 2, Box 95, Princess Anne, Md., 21853. Telephone: (301) 651-2320

34. Janes Island State Park

Location: 1 1/2 miles north of Crisfield, Somerset County

Size: 2,573 acres (waterfowl only)

Select species: Waterfowl only.

Mailing address: Janes Island State Park, Route 2, 40 Alfred Lawson Drive, Crisfield, Md., 21817. Telephone: (301) 968-1565

Fairmount Wildlife Management Area

Location: 14 miles southwest of Princess Anne, Somerset County

Size: 3,883 acres

Select species: Puddle and diving duck, deer, Canada geese, squirrel, rabbit, quail, woodcock and snipe

Mailing address: District Wildlife Manager, Wellington WMA, Route 2, Box 95, Princess Anne, Md., 21853. Telephone: (301) 651-2320.

36. Deal Island Wildlife Management Area

Location: 28 miles south of Salisbury, Somerset County

Size: 11,902 acres

Select species: Diving duck, Canada geese, rabbit, quail, deer and dove.

Mailing address: District Wildlife Manager, Wellington WMA, Route 2, Box 95, Princess Anne, Md., 21853. Telephone: (301) 651-2320.

37. South Marsh Island Wildlife Management Area

Location: 3 miles offshore Deal Island, Somerset County

Size: 2,969 acres (access by boat only)

Select species: Puddle and diving duck, Canada geese and snipe

Mailing address: District Wildlife Manager, Wellington WMA, Route 2, Box 95, Princess Anne, Md., 21853. Telephone: (301) 651-2320.

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