Patapsco Valley State Park


2019-2020 Hunting Season

Hunting is permitted during white tailed deer season in designated areas only. No hunting Sunday*.

All hunters are required to have a Managed Hunt Permit to hunt (The cost is $35 and is issued at any licensing agent or available online through your COMPASS account. Additionally, hunters need a Central Region Public Hunting Permit (free) and reservation (if required for hunting area).

Central Region Permit Links

  • Click here to apply for the free Central Region Public Hunting Permit
  • Click here to view available reservations for public hunting areas in the Central Region
  • Click here to log in to view your current public lands reservations in the Central Region.

Click here for Central Region State Park Hunting Regulations

Hunting Area Maps

Click here for additional information about public hunting lands in the Central Region.

If you prefer to visit the Gwynnbrook Wildlife Management Area office, reservations will be available between the hours of 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, or by walk-in 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The permit office will be closed on all State Holidays. Starting August 31st, please bring the following when getting your permit:

  • Signed Hunting License and all applicable stamps
  • Managed Hunt Permit
  • Vehicle Tag Numbers
  • E-mail Address (Primary means of communication with hunters during the season.)
  • Home or Cell phone # to be used for emergency contact

* Additional days may be restricted depending on the hunting area, make sure you check the “Central Region State Park Hunting Regulations” for restrictions.