DNR schedules lottery for deer hunting permits

Deer hunting permits for the 13-day firearms season at Harford County's Stoney Forest are available by lottery for the second straight season, Department of Natural Resources officials say.

Ten permits a day, excluding Sundays, between Nov. 27 and Dec. 11, will be issued for the 318-acre tract of public land near Creswell along James Run between Bel Air and Aberdeen.


Lottery winners may reserve two hunting days a week during the firearms season.

The lottery will be held at 9 a.m. Nov. 10, with separate drawings for each week of the firearms season. Applicants need not be present, DNR officials said. They will provide maps and regulations to the winners.


Applications are available at the DNR Regional Service Center, 2 Bond St, in Bel Air, or by calling (410) 836-4551.

Completed applications may be returned with photocopies of the front and back of the applicant's current state hunting license and appropriate deer stamps to the Central Service Center.

They also may be mailed to the Bond Street address or faxed to (410) 836-4552.

The deadline for applications is 4 p.m. Nov. 9.