Since the program began in 1998, there has been an observable improvement in habitat quality and vegetation abundance in many of the parks where managed hunting and sharpshooting has taken place. The managed hunt program gives specially screened and selected hunters daytime access to various parks. This year’s managed hunts will include a combination of bow and shotgun and will take place from dawn until noon. Each park will be closed for all other uses during this time. Sharpshooting is now being limited statewide by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to February and March. A sharpshooting schedule will come out closer to the time.
The managed deer hunting schedule for 2018-2019: