2019 Hunting Season Schedule
Hunting Season is upon us, and while that makes some of our friends happy, it frustrates others. Out of respect to all, the best we can do is to find a way to help everyone enjoy the land in whatever way they are most comfortable.
There is an overpopulation of deer in Southern Maryland, which causes problems for our forests and other native animals. Hunting is the best way to manage those issues. Plus, most of the hunters at ACLT are members and friends and dedicated lovers of nature and the land.
From October to January, hikers can use the calendars below to choose trails that have no hunting or choose mixed use trails if they don’t mind hiking where there’s hunting.
There is no hunting after 9 a.m. on Sundays, so if you’d rather not hike while folks are hunting, Sunday is your day of choice!
For peace of mind, we encourage everyone to consider the following suggestions:
- When in the forests, wear bright colors (orange and red are especially good!) and avoid earth tones (browns, dark greens, etc.)
- Add a brightly colored item to your leashed dog as well for their safety.
- Look for signs displaying hunting season dates. ACLT will have them posted on both the website and at the trailheads.
- Avoid early morning and late evening hikes during those weeks.
As always, please reach out to a staff member with any questions or concerns! We can be reached at 410-414-3400 and at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click to enlarge each month’ calendar or download the entire schedule here.