SEASONThe two-week firearms season for deer...

DEER FIREARMS

November 26, 1992|By PETER BAKER

DEER FIREARMS SEASON

The two-week firearms season for deer in Maryland opens Saturday and will run through Dec. 12, with no hunting on Sundays.

In all counties except Allegany and Garrett and Zone 1 of Frederick and Zone 2 of Washington counties, antlered or antlerless deer may be taken.

In Allegany, Garrett and Zone 1 of Frederick and Zone 2 of Washington, antlerless deer may be taken with a permit only between Saturday and Dec. 5. From Dec. 7 to Dec. 12, only antlered deer may be taken in those areas. Also in Garrett, Allegany, Washington Frederick counties, only one deer may be taken per day. In all other counties, the daily limit is the same as the season limit.

antlered deer is one with two or more points to one antler or with one antler three or more inches long.

SECOND SPLIT FOR DUCKS

Today and tomorrow, duck and geese seasons coincide and perhaps the potential is there for some of the best waterfowling of the year.

BThis split of duck season is the opener for black ducks. The daily limit for ducks is three with no more than 1 hen mallard, 1 pintail, 2 wood ducks, 1 redhead, 1 black duck or 1 fulvous tree duck.

Starting Saturday, goose season shuts down until Dec. 4 to avoid hunter conflicts during the early part of deer firearms season.

CALENDAR

Saturday: Handicapped hunter program at Elk Neck State Park and Rocky Gap State Park. Registration and appropriate permits required. For more information, call Rocky Gap at 777-2138 or Elk Neck at 287-5333.

Wednesday: Mountain Club of Maryland hike at Oregon Ridge. For more information, call 329-3541.

Wednesday: MCM hike in the Gunpowder-Hereford area of Gunpowder Falls State Park. For more information, call 252-3789.

Dec. 15: General meeting of the Maryland Chapter of Trout Unlimited at Odd Fellows Hall above Set's Sport Shop in Towson at 7 p.m. Tackle and tying materials swap meet as well as appraisal of antique tackle.

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