Chesapeake Forests 2019 Hunt Club Lottery For Leases on Individual Forest Tracts

The Chesapeake Forest 2019 Hunt Club Lottery

Tracts That Were Available for Lease

​County Complex Complex
Tracts Tract Name Acres Price per Acre Total Price ​Tract Info
Dorchester D01 ​Arthur's Seat 4238 ​Cambridge 59
Dorchester D08 Nicholls 4208 ​Nicholls 67 $10.00
​Bow Hunting Only During Deer Season/Shotgun Allowed During Turkey Season Only
Dorchester D17 Ennals Woodyard 2461 Ennals Woodyard 25 $10.00
Dorchester D27 Brown 4244 ​Brown 14 $18.00

​Somerset S09 ​Adkins-Porter ​4858,
​Hickman, Adkins-Porter, Backbone ​167 $14.00
​​Somerset S28 Lynnwood-Duncan ​5473 Lynnwood-Duncan ​267 $14.00 $3,738.00
​​Somerset S32 Haislip-Greenhill ​5414 Haislip-Greenhill ​105 $16.00 $1,680.00
​​Somerset S49 ​Handy ​5455,
​Powell, Saltz ​111 $14,00 $1,554.00
​Wicomico ​W02 ​Aughty-Naughty ​7200 ​Radecke ​21 $16.00 ​$336.00
​​Wicomico ​W46 ​Campbell ​3559 ​Adkins ​103 $16.00
​​Wicomico ​W46 ​Campbell ​7207 ​Burbage-Powell ​95 $16.00
​Worcester ​WR06 ​Dan Massey ​3778 ​Dan Massey ​39 $16.00
​Worcester ​WR14 ​Hopkins-Timmons ​3748 ​Hopkins-Timmons ​255 $16.00
​Worcester ​WR41 ​Mill ​3772 ​Mill ​37 $16.00

Click on the Complex in the table above for Property Maps

Click here for an Interactive Map​

Click here for Directions to Tracts

The lottery closed on August 27, 2019 at 11:59 pm.

The random drawing took place on August 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm.


The department has completed its comprehensive planning process for managing hunting opportunities on Chesapeake Forest Lands, which will incorporate both Public Forest lands and Leased Hunting. Chesapeake Forest tracts open to Public Hunting can be viewed on the Chesapeake Forest website here​. Hunt clubs that are interested in obtaining a hunting lease agreement on Chesapeake Forest can enter the lottery for one of the non-leased tracts that are currently available for Hunt Club leasing.

Lottery Guidelines:

The following are requirements and information for entering the Hunt Club Lottery:

  • Only hunt club members at least 18 years of age can participate in the lottery.
  • A hunt club must have at least two members licensed to hunt in the State of Maryland with one person designated as the club president.
  • Each member may fill out a lottery form. Only one submittal per person will be placed in the lottery.
  • The lease agreement for the lottery tracts is for 5 years
    (2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, and 2023-2024)

You are allowed to choose up to 4 tracts for the Hunting Lottery.

If your lottery entry is selected, you will be awarded the first available tract that you choose.

It is recommended that you visit the tracts before you make your selection. Some tracts have limited access.

Hunt clubs are expected to help maintain access roads, gates and signs along on the leased property.

A hunt club is also permitted to camp on the tract; however they must obtain a camping permit from the Forest Service Office for each camping trailer. Permits are $50 for deer season camping (Sept. 1 - Jan. 31) and $25 for Turkey season camping (Apr. 1 - May 31). Trailers must be removed from the property from Feb. 1 - Mar. 31.

There is NO FEE to enter into the lottery drawing.

The MD Forest Service will contact the winners by phone or e-mail within 2 business days of the drawing. If you decline the tract that you won, it will be awarded to another lottery participant.

The deadline for payment and required paperwork will be Thursday, Sep. 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm.

Hunt clubs are required to carry a Commercial General Liability Insurance Policy, with one million dollars per occurrence, two million annual aggregate, for the club. Proof of insurance is required upon payment.

Any club that fails to make payment on a lease by the payment deadline indicated will forfeit their lease. The tract will then be offered to the runner up club chosen in the lottery that had that tract selected on their lottery submission.

Questions concerning the lottery should be directed to:

Denise Snyder at 410-632-3732

Click on the Complex in the table above for Property Maps

Click here for Directions to Tracts

Click here for an Interactive Map​

Thank you for participating in the Chesapeake Forest Lands Hunt Club Lottery.

Note: Chesapeake Forest tracts open to public hunting can be viewed on the Chesapeake Forest website.