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Historic St. Mary’s City CWMA to Open to Deer Hunting

Two deer standing in high grass in front of a forest Starting January 24, there will be a new public hunting opportunity available in St. Mary’s County. The 170-acre Historic St. Mary’s City Cooperative Wildlife Management Area (CWMA) will be open to regulated deer hunting only. The site will follow the season dates and bag limits in the 2014-2015 Guide to Hunting and Trapping in Maryland

To access the area, hunters must possess a seasonal permit (free) and schedule their reservation in advance through the Myrtle Grove WMA office. Hunters must park in the designated parking area. For more information, to reserve access, or to apply for the DNR Southern Region Public Hunting Permit, click here or call the office at 301-743-5161.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Historic St. Mary’s City created this new opportunity to provide managed public hunting access to the site. Historic St. Mary’s City is a Maryland State agency and living history museum. Learn more at