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Click here for the latest Maryland Guide to Hunting & Trapping (MD Seasons)

APG Hunting FAQs (pdf)

APG Hunting Permit Cost

  • Standard: $75
  • Youth & Observers: $10
  • Seniors: 10% Discount

How to Apply for an APG Hunting Permit
Applications can be completed via:

  • Email, allow 24 hours turnaround time.
  • Phone (410-278-5789 / 2134), Mon-Fri from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Allow 24 hours turnaround time.
  • Drive-up Appointments. Appointments can be made for in-person drive-up service on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. No walk-ups.

Who is Eligible to Hunt on Aberdeen Proving Ground?
Click here for Table 7-1 of the MWR Patronage Authorizations

Requirements for Hunting Permit Registration - Email all documents for your Hunting Permit to For a list of what is needed, see "Hunting Guidelines" (under the "Hunting Regulations" section below).

APG Hunting Regulations

Hunting Program Meeting PowerPoint slides (held: Sep 3, 2019).

Maryland DNR Hunter Education Class

2020-21 APG Hunting Seasons

Hunter-In-Charge (HIC)

All hunters at APG are required to hunt with at least one other person. Under no circumstance will hunters be in the field alone. In addition, there will be at least one person who has a Hunter-In-Charge status in each hunting party.

To obtain Hunter-In-Charge status you must first fall under one of the categories for MWR Patronage. Click here for Table 7-1 of the MWR Patronage Authorizations

You must also meet the following requirements:

  1. Participate for one full year in the program. Proof of hunting 8 times at APG by either accompanying another Hunter-In-Charge or signing up to hunt on an MWR escorted hunt.

  2. Attend the MWR hunting tour/class, which is offered once a month (depending on number of requests)

  3. Completed Hunter-In-Charge Application Form

  4. Complete a HIC tour/class test with a score of 80% or better.

We must have a minimum of 5 (maximum of 10) participants to have the class. To register, call or email ODR and provide your name, phone number, and email.

HIC Hunting Classes/Tours: Oct 17, Dec 12, 2020, and Apr 17, 2021 - Outdoors at the Hunting Management Facility (Bldg 6107) at 11 a.m.

In order to obtain an area to hunt, you must use HuntTrac. You must be a HIC to use HuntTrac.

How to use APG's HuntTrac WebTrac system: 
HuntTrac WebTrac Instructions 
Huntrac WebTrac Website

If HuntTrac is inoperable: 
HICs will request a hunting area by submitting a completed Form 1249 (with all members of hunting party) via email (before 1 p.m.) to: FMWR at

FMWR personnel will conduct a blind drawing of the 1249s with support from CLE/DES.

To limit the amount of drawings and range sheets being held, there will be weekday areas, RDO Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (HICs will be assigned an area for multiple weekdays).

NON-RDO Week Drawings:
Mon & Tue – Drawing held previous Fri and HIC will have area both days. 
Wed, Thu, & Fri – Drawing held previous Tues and HIC will have area all three days. 
Sat & Sun – Drawing held previous Fri and HIC will have area for both days. 

RDO Week Drawings:
Mon & Tue – Drawing held previous Fri and HIC will have area both days. 
Wed & Thu – Drawing held previous Tue and HIC will have area both days. 
RDO Friday – Drawing held previous Thu and HIC will have area for the day. 
Sat & Sun – Drawing held previous Fri and HIC will have area for both days.

Volunteers Are Needed
Volunteers needed for area marking, facility operations, qualifications, etc. Contact us for information.

Hunting Volunteer Registration Info

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