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Maryland Deer Archery Season Now Open

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MARYLAND - Friday marks the start of archery hunting season for white-tailed deer and sika deer in Maryland.

That period continues through Jan. 31, 2017.

“Archery hunting continues to be an effective part of our comprehensive deer management plan and is often the most effective control methods available in densely-populated suburban areas of Maryland,” said Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto.

The bag limit for white-tailed bucks is one per weapon season. Maryland hunters in Region B have the option to take one additional bonus buck after purchasing a Bonus Antlered Deer Stamp and taking two antler less deer. The antler less deer bag limits differ between regions.

The sika deer archery season bag limit is three with no more than one being antlered. An antlered sika is defined as a deer with at least one antler visible above the hairline. The sika deer archery season is now open in every county.

For more information, you can go to the Department of Natural Resources' website.

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