Deer Management

​Shed Antler Policies

Found a shed?

Shed antlers may be possessed at any time and do not require a permit. Shed antlers may be collected with permission from the property owner. Please note that antlered skulls that are found and are not directly due to hunter harvest should not be checked in using the regular deer check-in procedure.

Instead, please contact the appropriate Wildlife and Heritage Service staff at http://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pages/Licenses/ddpermit.aspx to obtain the possession tag necessary to possess any antlers attached to a skull.