Qualification Shoots Scheduled For Managed Hunts
ANNAPOLIS – More than 50 shooter qualification sessions have been scheduled at 14 local sportsmen’s clubs, shooting ranges and other locations across the state to provide hunters the opportunity to demonstrate shooting proficiency so they may participate in various managed deer hunts across the state.
“The Department of Natural Resources established a standardized shooting certification requirement for selected managed hunting programs conducted by local, state and federal agencies,” said DNR’s Assistant Deer Project Leader, George Timko. “The system allows a hunter to satisfy the shooting proficiency requirements of these agencies by qualifying one time at a single location each year.”
Many of the organizations that host these events charge a minimal fee to cover expenses. DNR will continue to update the online Maryland Shooter Qualification Sessions Calendar as additional events are scheduled. For more information visit www.dnr.state.md.us/huntersguide/shoot_qual_cal.asp.
The shooter qualification sessions currently scheduled are as follows:
Allegany County – www.cresaptownsportsmanclub.com
Brant Road in Cresaptown
Sat., Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Sun., Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Contact: Rick Atkinson at 301-729-8237 or secretary [at] cresaptownsportsmanclub [dot] com.
Anne Arundel County
Cresapstown Sportsmans Club
Anne Arundel Fish & Game Conservation Association
1730 Margaret Road in Annapolis
Fri., Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Contact: David Alianti at 410-507-4051 or visit www.geocities.com/yosemite/trails/6484/events.html#shotterqualifications
Glenbrook Rifle Association
8170 Waterford Rd. in Glen Burnie
Sun., Aug. 17 from10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Contact: Mike Murphy at 410 – 760-7669; Charles Niemeyer at 410-255-6469; or Phil Bozek at 410-437-4806 or philldeer [at] aol [dot] com.
Meade Natural Heritage Association
Patuxent National Wildlife Refuge (North Tract) Hunting Control Station on Bald Eagle Drive
Firearm Qualification Dates (all at Range # 8):
Sun., Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Note: Eye and ear protection are required to qualify at this location.
Bow Qualifications (all at the Hunter Contact Station)
Sat. & Sun. in Aug. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wed. in Aug. from 6 p.m. to dark
Tues. & Thurs. from September 1 to Oct. 19 from 6 p.m. to dark and Sat. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Note: Different qualification sticker cards for Bow and Crossbows will be issued. Patuxent Research Refuge is not hosting the special crossbow seasons. All crossbow users hunting on Refuge property must have a permit from DNR to hunt wildlife with a crossbow.
Contact: Call 301-317-3825 or after Sept. 1 call 301-317-3819.
NWTF Central Maryland Chapter at Meyer Station Range – www.meyerstation.org
1600 Meyer Station Rd. in Odenton
Sat., Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 7 from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact: Buz Meyer at 301-642-4033 or buzmeyer [at] aol [dot] com or jfdsr [at] netzero [dot] net.
Stoney Creek Fishing & Hunting Club
9090 Fort Smallwood Rd. in Pasadena
Sat. & Sun., Aug. 9 & 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sat. & Sun., Aug. 30 & 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sat. & Sun., Sept. 27 & 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Contact: Rich Brooks at 410-859-0259 or captianrich911 [at] aol [dot] com or George Molby at 410-437-4999 or InjunMoe [at] comcast [dot] net.
Notchcliff Army National Guard Range
10901 Notchcliff Rd. in Glen Arm
Sun., Dec. 14 at 10 a.m.
Note: All hunters must arrive by 10am. State Park hunt applicants have priority at this event.
Contact: 410-592-2897 or 410-398-1246.
Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, Inc. – http://www.associatedgunclubs.org
11518 Marriottsville Road in Marriottsville
Weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment
Sat. & Sun. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment
Contact: Skip Wine at 410-461-8532.
Izaak Walton League Southern Maryland Chapter
4200 Gardiner Rd. in Waldorf
Sun., Sept. 21 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact: Danny Estevez at 301-659-0055.
Myrtle Grove WMA Range
5625 Myrtle Grove Rd. in La Plata
Shotgun And Muzzleloader Qualifications Only (All firearms must be in a case):
Sat., Aug.16 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Fri., Sept. 19 from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Dayton Rod & Gun Club
5082 Greenbridge Rd. in Dayton
Archery Qualifications Only:
Wed., Aug. 6 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 13 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thur., Aug. 14 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 3 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 13 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 14 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Contact: Frank Hall at 410-789-8764 or datonrodgun [at] aol [dot] com.
Izaak Walton League Wildlife Achievement Chapter – www.damascusiwla.org
26430 Mullinix Mill Rd. in Damascus
Shotgun And Muzzleloader Qualifications Only:
Sun., Sept. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Contact: Jesse Lim at 301-540-0860 or alphashooter [at] usa [dot] com
Fort Frederick Range
11100 Fort Frederick Rd. in Big Pool
Sun., Nov. 9 at 10 a.m.
(Note: All hunters must arrive by 10am. State Park hunt applicants have priority at this event.)
McClellan Gun Club
5241 Red Hill Road in Keedysville
Sun., Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Contact: Pierce Alexander at 301-733-8416 or for directions call 301-432-8857.