Maryland Junior Hunter Certificate Program

2017-18 Junior Hunter DecalThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife & Heritage Service will provide Junior Hunters (age 16 and under) with a certificate commemorating their deer, turkey, or bear taken during the hunting seasons. Each deer, turkey, or bear can be taken to an official Department of Natural Resources Junior Hunter Certificate Agent where the Junior Hunter will receive an Information Form and a Maryland Junior Hunter Decal such as the one pictured above. The form can be used to order the certificate.

Photographs of Junior Hunters and their game can be included on the certificate. Photographs may also be published on the DNR website in Maryland's Junior Hunter Photo Gallery.
To apply for a Maryland Junior Hunter Certificate:

You may visit a participating Junior Hunter Certificate Agent where the Junior Hunter will receive a Maryland Junior Hunter Information Form and Decal, or download the online Junior Hunter Information Form here

Fill out the Information Form and mail to the address below or email to wade.henry@maryland.gov.

Junior Hunter Certificate Program
Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service
4220 Steele Neck Road
Vienna, MD 21869

If you want a photo of the Junior Hunter and their game included on the Certificate send it along with the completed form. The form may also be used to include the photo and the information about the hunt in Maryland’s Junior Hunter Photo Gallery.

To have a photo of the Junior Hunter and their game posted on our website in Maryland’s Junior Hunter Photo Gallery:

  • Mail or email the photo along with the completed Maryland Junior Hunter Information Form.
  • A parent or guardian’s consent and signature on the form is required to post photographs on DNR’s website.
  • A parent or guardian’s consent and signature is not required to place photographs on Junior Hunter Certificates only.


Questions and Answers

Who may apply for a certificate?

All Junior Hunters age 16 and under are eligible for a certificate.

Can a Jr. Hunter apply for more than one certificate?

Absolutely.

Who do I call if I have any questions?

Contact Wade Henry at 410-376-3236, Ext. 303, or send email to: wade.henry@maryland.gov