Coyote hunting in Maryland

‪Coyotes‬ may be hunted in all counties year-round in ‪‎Maryland‬

From the Maryland Guide to Hunting & Trapping:

The coyotes rapid range expansion throughout North America substantiates their adaptability and ability to thrive in a variety of habitat types. In Maryland, coyote occupy most of the state’s habitat types. Highest densities currently occur in intermixed woodland/farmland areas. However, it is probable that population densities will continue to increase in remaining habitat types, including Maryland’s rapidly increasing suburban corridor. …read more at Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources web site.

Furbearer Hunting & Chasing Regulations: Firearm, bow and/or crossbow hunting of coyote, fisher, gray fox, nutria, opossum, raccoon, red fox, and skunk is permitted (see County Fox Restrictions in previous section for exceptions). Any individual that hunts these species must possess a valid Furbearer Permit. Shooting of all other furbearer species is prohibited. Refer to General Furbearer Regulations for information on the use of firearms, bows, and crossbows for hunting furbearers.

2013-2014 Season

Coyote Firearms & Archery Coyotes may be hunted in all counties year-round during daylight hours (½hr. before sunrise to ½ hr. after sunset) except Sunday. No limit No limit
Oct. 15–Mar. 15 Coyotes may be hunted in all counties day and night except Sundays. No limit No limit

Maryland State Parks

The video above was produced by the Maryland Park Service and highlights patron activity at the state parks.

Deer removal all in a day’s work in Maryland

 

State Farm Insurance estimates there are at least 30,000 times each year that a vehicle driven in Maryland strikes a deer, according to Brian Eyler of the Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service.

Maryland has the 14th highest risk among states for striking a deer. West Virginia is No. 1 and Pennsylvania ranks fifth.

Some of Maryland’s vehicle-struck deer end up as dinner … for people.

Read more from Cumberland Times-News

 

 

 

America’s Pest Problem: It’s Time to Cull the Herd

 

From Time Magazine (of all places!)

Excerpt:

Faced with an outbreak of lyme disease and rising deer-related car accidents, the city council of Durham, N.C., authorized bow hunting inside city limits in November. Authorities in San Jose, Calif., in the heart of Silicon Valley, voted to allow hunting wild pigs within that city in October. Rock Island, Ill., one of the five Quad Cities on the Mississippi River, recently approved bow hunting in town, provided that it occurs in green spaces — golf courses, parks, cemeteries — or on private land.

Across the country, hunting is poised for a comeback, and not just because the folks on Duck Dynasty make it look like so much fun. We have too many wild animals — from swine to swans. Whether you’re a Walmart employee in Florida wondering what to do with the alligator at your door, a New Yorker with a hawk nesting on your high-rise or an Ohio golfer scattering a flock of Canada geese, you now live, work and play in closer proximity to untamed fauna than any other generation of Americans in more than a century.

Too many deer, wild pigs, raccoons and beavers can be almost as bad for the animals as too few. This is why communities across the country find themselves forced to grapple with a conundrum. The same environmental sensitivity that brought Bambi back from the brink over the last century now makes it painfully controversial to do what experts say must be done: a bunch of these critters need to be killed. …read more

Shotgun: obtaining lead on a moving target

Goose Hunting

Looking forward to goose hunting with friends this winter.

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