Central Region Public Hunting Lands

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The Central Region includes Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Harford, Howard and Montgomery Counties.

Click here to apply for the free Central Region Public Hunting Permit.

To view Central Region available reservations for public hunting areas click here.

Click here for C&D Canal Lands Non-Hunting Permit

Wildlife Management Areas


Managed Hunting Areas (MHA's)

Attention Managed Hunting Area Users!

Due to security and safety concerns related to the Army Corps of Engineers construction project, Stemmer's Run Managed Hunting Area will be CLOSED to ALL VISITORS until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Due to security and safety concerns related to the Army Corps of Engineers construction project, Bethel Managed Hunting Area will be CLOSED to ALL VISITORS from November 13, 2017 through mid-January 2018. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Cooperative Wildlife Management Areas (CWMA's)*


*Cooperative Wildlife Management Areas, or CWMA’s, are properties where DNR does not own the land, but has an agreement with the landowner to manage the public access. Access may be restricted to certain times of the year so you should contact the appropriate DNR office to learn more about a CWMA you intend to visit.

State Park Hunting Areas

Click here for Central Region State Park Hunting Regulations