Proposed 2018-2020 Hunting and Trapping Seasons

Open for Public Comment

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comment on proposed changes to the 2018-2020 hunting and trapping seasons. The Department evaluates possible changes to hunting and trapping regulations every two years.

The public comment period will close on March 13, 2018.

Click here for a print version of the proposals.

Click here to Comment Online


Note on Sunday Hunting

The department does not have the authority to authorize Sunday hunting outside of what is established through the legislature.

To learn more about expanding sunday hunting opportunities please see HB 1338 or SB 0817 or contact your local lawmaker.


The department is also accepting feedback by phone at 410-260-8540; by fax to 410-260-8596; or in writing to: Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Heritage Service, 580 Taylor Avenue, E-1, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401.

The proposals will also be presented and discussed at the following in-person public meetings:

Frostburg: Tuesday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Mountain Ridge High School
100 Dr. Nancy Grasmick Lane
Frostburg, MD 21532

Annapolis: Wednesday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Tawes State Office Building
580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401
(Meeting will be held in the C-1 Conference Room).

Citizens with any questions may contact the Wildlife & Heritage Service at 410-260-8540.

The public comment period will close on March 13, 2018.

Click here to view Comments Made by Others.