Chesapeake Forest Lands

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The Chesapeake Forest 2020 Hunt Club Lottery is Now Closed

Tracts that were Available for Lease

​County Complex Complex
Name
Tracts Tract Name Acres Price per Acre Total Price
Dorchester
D01 Arthur's Seat 4238 Cambridge 59 $16.00
$944.00
Somerset
S41 Banks 4866 Banks 40 $12.00
$480.00
​Somerset
S55 Marumsco 5438 N.T. Whittington (part) 208 $10.00
$2080.00
​Wicomico
W22 ​Greenhill (N) ​7214, 7215, 7216, 7217, 7218, 7219 ​E.S. Adkins #1, E.S. Adkins #2, E.S. Adkins #3, E.S. Adkins #4, E.S. Adkins #5, E.S. Adkins #6 ​681 $16.00
$10,896.00
​Wicomico
W23 Greenhill (S) ​7115 Layfield ​122 $18.00 $2,196.00
​Wicomico
W48 Peterson Farm 3549 Peterson Farm ​240 $16.00 $3,840.00
​​​Wicomico W54 ​Carey ​3579, 7210 ​Carey, Fruitland #1 ​149 $16.00 $2,384.00
​​Worcester WR43 ​Colona ​3770 ​Colona ​43 $16.00 ​$688.00


Click on the Complex in the table above for Property Maps

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Click Here for Directions to the Available Tracts

The lottery entry deadline was Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.


Background:

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.

Lottery Guidelines:

The following are requirements and information for entering the Hunt Club Lottery:

  • Only hunt club members at least 18 years of age can participate in the lottery.
  • A hunt club must have at least two members licensed to hunt in the State of Maryland with one person designated as the club president.
  • Each member may fill out a lottery form. Only one submittal per person will be placed in the lottery.
  • You are allowed to choose up to 4 tracts for the Hunt Club Lottery.
  • If your lottery entry is selected, you will be awarded the first available tract that you choose.
  • It is recommended that you visit the tracts before you make your selection. Some tracts have limited access.
  • Hunt clubs are expected to help maintain access roads, gates and signs along on the leased property.
  • A hunt club is also permitted to camp on the tract; however they must obtain a camping permit from the Forest Service Office for each camping trailer. Permits are $50 for deer season camping (Sept. 1 - Jan. 31) and $25 for Turkey season camping (Apr. 1 - May 31). Trailers must be removed from the property from Feb. 1 - Mar. 31.
  • There is NO FEE to enter into the lottery drawing.
  • Hunt clubs are required to carry a Commercial General Liability Insurance Policy, with one million dollars per occurrence, two million annual aggregate, for the club. Proof of insurance is required upon payment.
  • These lottery tracts will include a ten-year lease agreement for the upcoming hunting seasons in 2020-2021 through 2029-2030. To see a copy of a State Hunting Lease click here.

The lottery entry deadline was Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

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.

Questions concerning the lottery should be directed to:

Denise Snyder at 410-632-3732
or denise.snyder@maryland.gov

Thank you for participating in the Chesapeake Forest Lands Hunt Club Lottery.

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