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Shooter Qualification Schedule Released

Hunters Need Proficiency Test for Managed Deer Hunts 

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has released its 2018-2019 shooter qualification schedule. More than 20 qualification sessions will be held at 17 locations across the state, with more dates expected to be added later.

These events allow hunters to take the proficiency test required to obtain a shooter qualification card. Passing the test is necessary to participate in many of the managed deer hunts scheduled throughout the fall and winter.

Tests at several locations are by appointment only and many facilities charge a minimal fee. Hunters are also reminded that a lottery system is used to select participants for many of the managed deer hunts. Deadlines for the lotteries are available online.