University of Maryland Extension

CANCELLED - Deer Hunting 101

Event Series: 
Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Western Maryland Research & Education Center
18330 Keedysville Rd
Keedysville, MD 21756
United States
Event Type: 
Jonathan S. Kays & Maryland DNR-Wildlife & Heritage Service staff

This event has been CANCELLED. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The next “Forestry Friday” program is intended for landowners and other individuals interested in conducting deer hunting on their property. Deer overabundance is a persistent problem in Maryland woodlands, but deer provide many positive benefits as well. Many woodland owners have an interest in hunting deer but lack the experience and background to pursue that interest. This workshop is a cooperative effort between the Woodland Stewardship Education program and the Maryland DNR Wildlife & Heritage Service. The primary goal is to provide the next step for novice hunters and shooters so that they will feel comfortable moving forward in the shooting and hunting sports as a result of their experience in the program. Hunter safety training is not required to attend this workshop and all ages are welcome.

The program features staff from the Maryland DNR and costs $5.00 per person. To register, go to the Eventbrite link:


1:00 pm           Opening Remarks

1:05 pm           Deer in Maryland – Introduction and Deer Biology   

                            Wildlife & Heritage Service staff

1:30 pm           Deer Hunting Rules & Regulations You Should Know

                            Wildlife & Heritage Service staff

1:50 pm            Landowner Liability & Recreational Access

                                             Jonathan Kays, Extension Forester

2:10 pm           Where to Aim, Ethics, Tips of the Trade, and Legal Firearms and Ammo

                            Christopher Markin, Natural Resources Biologist

2:40 pm           Gun Safety 101

                           Christopher Markin, Natural Resources Biologist

3:05 pm           Field Exercise: Tree Stand Safety, Safe Practices, and Identifying Deer Sign

                           All instructors

4:30 pm           Dismissal


Directions to WMREC:

$5.00 per person
Jonathan Kays
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
301-432-2767 x315
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