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New Sunday Turkey Hunting Opportunities to Open in Several Counties

Wild turkeys

Annapolis, Md. (April 10, 2012) — The 2012 Session of the General Assembly passed legislation allowing Sunday hunting during the spring turkey season on private lands in Calvert, Caroline, Charles, Dorchester and St. Mary’s Counties from April 22 to May 20, 2012. Junior hunters are permitted to hunt on Sunday, April 15 in those counties.

“We are excited to offer these additional Sunday hunting opportunities for turkey hunters,” said Paul Peditto, DNR’s Wildlife and Heritage Service Director.

The changes to the 2012 spring turkey hunting season are a result of legislation enacted in the form of emergency bills. These dates are not listed in the 2011-2012 Maryland Guide to Hunting & Trapping. The new law now allows Sunday hunting in Calvert, Caroline, Charles, Dorchester and St. Mary’s Counties on private lands on the days below:

  • April 15 (junior hunters only)
  • April 22, 29
  • May 6,13, 20
  • The State currently allows Sunday hunting in Garrett and Allegany counties on April 29 and May 6. Both private and public lands are open for Sunday hunting in these two western Maryland counties.

    Interested hunters may visit dnr.maryland.gov/huntersguide for more information on these and other turkey hunting regulations, game check-in procedures, safety tips and public land hunting opportunities in Maryland. Hunters may also direct questions to the Wildlife and Heritage Service at 410-260-8540 during normal business hours.


       April 10, 2012

    Contact: Josh Davidsburg
    410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
    jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

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