The thick alder, viburnum and other wetland shrub species growing here make for excellent cover. This cover and abundant food sources are attractive to many young-forest and wetland loving species. This cover is attractive to a healthy number of black bears and white-tailed deer. A diverse array of songbird species will be found here through the nesting and migrating seasons as well.
There is ample opportunity for the Garrett County adventurer to hunt waterfowl and big game such as white-tailed deer and black bears. The abundant cover here will challenge hunters to find game, but provides a unique opportunity to hunt in a pristine wetland habitat. Bird watchers may find some interesting species here that prefer the thick cover of alder swamp types of habitat, including alder flycatchers, Nashville warblers, and golden-winged warblers.
From I-68 at Grantsville, take MD 495 south toward Swanton, MD. Cunningham Swamp WMA is approximately 11 miles south of Grantsville, and 3 miles south of Bittinger, MD, along the west side of MD 495, just north of the Western MD 4-H Center. Access to the area is via a parking area located just off of Rte 495. For additional information, contact the Mt. Nebo Wildlife Office at (301) 334-4255
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580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)