First Time Mentored Deer Hunt

First Time Mentored Deer Hunt 2019-08-27T19:21:15-04:00

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The First Shot Mentored Deer Hunt is intended to introduce first time adult hunters (18 and older) that do not otherwise have the skill set or knowledge to hunt deer on their own and would like to learn and hunt with skilled veteran hunters. Space is limited and participants will be selected via random lottery. You will be notified via phone and email if you have been selected for the hunt by September 16. (Please note: only those selected will be notified)

No experience is necessary to participate in this event including Hunter Education or a current hunting license. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers an Apprentice Hunting License, which can be obtained and used for one hunting season. All applications will be reviewed for acceptance into the program.

If selected, you will be notified and will be required to obtain a valid Maryland Hunting License or Apprentice License within 3 days of acceptance into the program. If selected, you will be required to attend the pre-hunt orientation on Sunday, October 20 and the hunt on Friday/Saturday, October 25/26. There is no cost to participate in this event!

Location: Dorchester County, MD (Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, 2145 Key Wallace Drive
Cambridge, Maryland 21613 and surrounding properties)

*Important Dates*
Application Deadline: September 11, 2019
Acceptance Notification: September 16, 2019
Pre-hunt Orientation: October 20, 2019
Hunt Dates: October 25 or 26, 2019

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Christopher Markin at: christopher.markin@maryland.gov