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Bldg 2184, APG North
6627 Aerospace Road

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Tel:
+1 (410) 278-4124

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(312)298-4124

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Outdoor Recreation Service Center Hours of Operation

After-Hours Emergency Phoneline: +1 (443) 910-6259

NOTE: Currently ODR only has one phone line. Please leave a message and we will get back to you ASAP. We apologize for the inconvenience.


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


Where to Purchase an APG Hunting Permit
Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Outdoor Recreation Service Center, Bldg 2184


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

Hunting Permit Registration
APG Hunting Permit Pricing
APG Hunting Permit Purchase Checklist - everything you need to bring when coming to purchase a permit.
Firearm Registration Form
Hunting Contractor Form
Hunting FAQs

APG Hunting Regulations
APGR200-6 Complete Document 
APGR200-6 Major Changes

Maryland DNR Hunter Education Class


Open House on August 29 at 5 p.m. at the Outdoor Recreation Service Center, Bldg 2184

2018-19 Deer Hunting Season

Deer: Bow

  • Sep 7 to Oct 17, 2018 (AA/EA)
  • Nov 15 to Dec 21, 2018 (AA/EA)
  • Dec 30, 2018  to Jan 10, 2019 (AA/EA)
  • Jan 16 to Jan 31, 2019 (AA/EA)

Deer: Shotgun

  • Oct 29 - Nov 14, 2018 (AA/EA)
  • Dec 22 to Dec 29, 2018 (AA/EA)
  • Jan 11 - Jan 15, 2019 (AA/EA)

Deer: Muzzleloader

  • Oct 18 - Oct 28, 2018 (AA/EA)

Bag Limit: Five deer (one antlered, four antlerless; all five can be antlerless)

2018-19 Upland Hunting Season

Dove

  • Sep 1 to Oct 20, 2018
  • Oct 27 to Nov 23, 2018
  • Dec 18, 2018 to Jan 12, 2019

Squirrel (Gray, Red, Piney, Eastern Fox)

  • Sep 1, 2018 to Jan 31, 2019

Rabbit (Eastern Cottontail)

  • Nov 3, 2018 to Jan 31, 2019

APG squirrel/rabbit seasons end in January.

Bag Limits found at MD Guide to Hunting and Trapping

2018-19 Waterfowl Hunting Season

Canada Goose (Early Resident)

  • Sep 1 to Sep 15, 2018

September Teal

  • Sep 17 to Sep 29, 2018

Canada Goose (Migratory Atlantic)

  • Nov 17 to Nov 23, 2018
  • Dec 14, 2018 to Feb 2, 2019

Light Geese

  • Oct 1 to Nov 23, 2018
  • Dec 12, 2018 to Feb 2, 2019
  • Feb 9, 2019

Regular Duck

  • Oct 13 to Oct 20, 2018
  • Nov 10 to Nov 23, 2018

Black Duck

  • Nov 10 to Nov 23, 2018
  • Dec 11, 2018 to Jan 26, 2019

Bag Limits found at MD Guide to Hunting and Trapping

2018-19 Turkey Hunting Season

Bearded Turkey

  • Apr 18 to May 9, 2019 (one-half hour before sunrise to noon)
  • May 10 to May 23, 2019 (one-half hour before sunrise to sunset)

Bag Limit:

  • Apr 18 to May 9, 2019 : 1 Bird per hunter
  • May 10 to May 23, 2019: 1 additional bird per hunter
2018-19 Youth Hunting Season

Youth: Deer (Shotgun)

  • Nov 10 & 11, 2018

Youth: Waterfowl

  • Nov 3, 2018 & Feb 9, 2019

Youth: Turkey

  • Apr 13 & 14, 2019 (pending DNR approval)
    Shooting hours for Turkey Youth Hunt are one half hour before sunrise to sunset.

 

Hunter-In-Charge (HIC)
All hunters at APG are required to hunt with at least 1 other person. Under no circumstance will hunters be in the field alone. In addition, there will be at least 1 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. 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

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

HIC Hunting Class: Oct 10 at Hunting Management Facility (Bldg 6107) at 5 p.m.
HIC Tour/Work Party: Oct 13 at Hunting Management Facility (Bldg 6107) at 8 a.m.


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

How to use APG's Hunt Trac system: Hunt Trac Instructions 
Codes for Archery Areas 
Form 1249 – To be used for all Blind Draw/Hard Card Submissions.(Area 12, 335,376. Must also be placed in windshield when hunting and returned to the deer shack at the end of your hunt.


Archery and Shotgun Proficiency Qualifications

  • Aberdeen: Location: Hunting Management Facility (Bldg 6107). Beginning Aug 3 on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Edgewood: Location: Skeet & Trap Range (Bldg 4737). Tuesdays and Thursdays
    from 3 to 7 p.m. (between rounds).

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

Hunting Volunteer Registration Info