The department has completed its comprehensive planning process for managing hunting opportunities on Chesapeake Forest Lands, which will incorporate both Public Forest lands and Leased Hunting. Chesapeake Forest tracts open to Public Hunting can be viewed on the Chesapeake Forest website here. Hunt clubs that are interested in obtaining a hunting lease agreement on Chesapeake Forest can enter the lottery for one of the non-leased tracts that are currently available for Hunt Club leasing.
The following are requirements and information for entering the Hunt Club Lottery:
A random automated on-line drawing for available Chesapeake Forest tracts in the lease program was held on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
The MD Forest Service will contact the winners by phone or e-mail within 2 business days of the drawing. If you decline the tract that you won it will be awarded to another lottery participant.
The deadline for payment and required paperwork will be on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.
Any club that fails to make payment on a lease by the payment deadline indicated will forfeit their lease. The tract will then be offered to the runner up club chosen in the lottery that had that tract selected on their lottery submission.
Thank you for participating in the Chesapeake Forest Lands Hunt Club
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)