During the last couple of decades, the primary focus of the Deer Project has been to slow a rapidly growing deer population. While hunting remains the most cost-effective and efficient population control mechanism available in most Maryland landscapes, continued urbanization has necessitated the development and use of non-lethal techniques where hunting is not practical or acceptable. Therefore, the Deer Project employs a blend of hunting-related deer management methods and proven non-lethal deer management techniques to manage deer.
2009-2018 Maryland White-tailed Deer Management Plan The 2009 – 2018 Maryland Deer Management Plan provides the foundation for all deer management activities and decisions until 2018. In addition to the plan, deer managers produce annual reports on Maryland deer (both white-tailed and sika) populations and their management.
To learn more, visit the Maryland Chapter of the Quality Deer Management Association's website: http://www.marylandqdma.com/
For more information, please contact: Maryland Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Heritage Service Tawes State Office Building, E-1 Annapolis, MD 21401 (410) 260-8540 Toll-free in Maryland: 1-877-620-8DNR, Ext. 8540
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)