Central Region Public Hunting Lands

The central region includes Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Harford, Howard and Montgomery counties.


Central Region Permit Links

  • Click here to apply for the Free Public Hunting Permit
  • Click here for instructions on how to get the Free Public Hunting Permit online
  • Click here​ for C&D Canal Lands Non-Hunting Permit
  • Click here to log in to view your current public lands reservations in the Central Region.

Free Public Hunting Permit Regulation Packets

Central Region Lotteries

Waterfowl Lotteries:​

Deer Firearms Season Lottery:​​

Managed Deer Hunt Lotteries:


Wildlife Management Areas

Managed Hunting Areas (MHAs)

Attention Managed Hunting Area Users!​​
Due to security and safety concerns related to the Army Corps of Engineers' construction project, Stemmers Run Managed Hunting Area will be CLOSED to ALL VISITORS until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Cooperative Wildlife Management Areas (CWMAs)*

*Cooperative Wildlife Management Areas, or CWMAs, 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.

State Park Hunting Areas

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