New Public Opportunities in Charles and Queen Anne’s Counties

News Release, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is pleased to announce two new public hunting opportunities in state wildlife management areas.Browns Branch Wildlife Management Areain Queen Anne’s County andPopes Creek Wildlife Management areain Charles County are now open to regulated hunting and trapping.

Hunting on the 1,172-acre Browns Branch Wildlife Management Area will be managed through the department’sCentral Regionpublic hunting permit and reservation system. Those interested in hunting the area must possess a freeCentral Regionseasonal permit and make daily reservations. Anyone interested in trapping the area should contact theMillington Wildlife officeat 410-928-3650. Interested hunters should contact theGwynnbrook Wildlife Management Areaoffice at 410-356-9272.

Hunting on the 522-acre Popes Creek Wildlife Management Area will be managed through theSouthern Regionpublic hunting permit and reservation system. Those interested in hunting the area must possess a free Southern Region seasonal permit and make daily reservations. Anyone interested in trapping in the area must contact the Myrtle Grove Wildlife Management Area at 301-743-5161 for information.

Hunting for all regulated game species will take place during established seasondates and bag limits, which are posted in the2019-2020 Guide to Hunting and Trapping in Maryland.

All users of wildlife management areas must park their vehicles in designated areas. 


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