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Old November 10th, 2019, 11:18 PM #11
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I travel around and hunt a lot of different areas in the mid shore. A number of public lands are right by the house. I see very few people hunting them and when I do theirs usually not enough people in the woods to even begin to get the deer to move which is what you want. Late season I see deer and sometimes I don't think they (the deer) even know its hunting season on public land.
Every year I find out some of the biggest bucks come off of public. North Tara and Marshyhope come to mind right away. They can live back in there for 3-5 years before they get creamed.
Hunter density is however very high at those locations but sometimes you need that to score big. Majority of other tracts are not hunted regularly.
I walked down there (at marshyhope) to where the waterfowl hunting area is last year and saw the biggest 10 pt I’ve ever seen across the creek walking along the shoreline. Got my first wood Duck there too.
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Old November 12th, 2019, 09:30 PM #12
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How about Cecil, Carroll, Frederick, Washington in Zone B?
Nope, absolutely all public land is shotgun only, except for Hanover Watershed in Carroll (which has proven nearly impossible to book over the last few years). Reservations required via phone-in or walk-in to Gwynnbrook office of DNR, along with the $35 managed hunt permit and free Central Region permit issued thru Gwynnbrook DNR.
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How about Cecil, Carroll, Frederick, Washington in Zone B?
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Nope, absolutely all public land is shotgun only, except for Hanover Watershed in Carroll (which has proven nearly impossible to book over the last few years). Reservations required via phone-in or walk-in to Gwynnbrook office of DNR, along with the $35 managed hunt permit and free Central Region permit issued thru Gwynnbrook DNR.
According to the map, many of area B is both rifle and shotgun. I have a friend that hunts Elk Neck yearly with a rifle.
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Nope, absolutely all public land is shotgun only, except for Hanover Watershed in Carroll (which has proven nearly impossible to book over the last few years). Reservations required via phone-in or walk-in to Gwynnbrook office of DNR, along with the $35 managed hunt permit and free Central Region permit issued thru Gwynnbrook DNR.
Indian Springs, in Washington County (Zone B) is absolutely a rifle area
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According to the map, many of area B is both rifle and shotgun. I have a friend that hunts Elk Neck yearly with a rifle.
Not rifle counties, rifle on public lands. Not many of them in B.
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Indian Springs, in Washington County (Zone B) is absolutely a rifle area
Correct, good call. I stand corrected, forgot that is still Region B.
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Want to really throw a monkey in the wrench. Tuckahoe State Park is split practically down the middle by Tuckahoe Creek. One side is a shotgun county the other is a rifle county. I have always used a shotgun as sometimes I don't make up my mind which side of the creek I want to hunt until I get there.
Maryland is pretty well split too. 23 counties, 11 are rifle, and 12 are shotgun.
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