Public Hunting Lands
The Central Region includes Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Harford, Howard and Montgomery Counties.
To Apply for the free Central Region Public Hunting Permit click here.
To view Central Region available reservations
for public hunting areas click here.
Wildlife Management Areas
Managed Hunting Areas (MHA's)
Cooperative Wildlife Management Areas (CWMA's)*
Note: Slacks CWMA and Raincliffe CWMA have been removed from the Central Region Managed Hunt Program by the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services and Maryland Police and Correctional Commission and will not be open for public hunting for the 2014-2015 season. Also, Farver CWMA has been removed from the Program by Carroll County and will not be open for public hunting.
*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.
Public Waterfowl Hunting Reservation System
for Elk Neck, Gunpowder and Susquehanna State Parks
- Wildlife Management Areas
- Public Hunting Lands
- WMA Maps & Information
- WMA Acres by Region
- Public Lands Managed by Region
- Public Dove Fields
- Guide to Marylandís Natural Areas
- Maryland State Parks
- Guide to Hunting and Trapping
- Hunting Seasons Calendar
- Disabled Hunter Access
- About Wildlife & Heritage Service