2013-2014
Managed Deer Hunt Days
in Howard County Parks (and WSSC)

Eight Howard County parks will have managed deer hunts on the days shown to control the overpopulation of White-tailed Deer.
When there is a hunt, the park is CLOSED from dawn until noon..

For more information, call the Department of Recreation and Parks (410) 313-1675 or visit
https://www.howardcountymd.gov/wildlife.
Howard County also operates a sharpshooting program. The schedule follows the park schedule.

Alpha Ridge Park

Bow & Shotgun
  • October 18
  • November 14
  • January 9, 2018
  • February 1, 2018

David Force Park

Bow & Shotgun
  • October 24
  • November 7
  • January 16, 2014

Gorman Area

Middle Patuxent River
& Kings Contrivance
Bow & Shotgun
  • September 28
  • October 10
  • October 25
  • November 8
  • November 28

High Ridge Park

Shotgun
  • October 5
  • October 17
  • January 18, 2018

Wincopin Trail Area
of Savage Park

Bow Hunting
  • September 26
  • October 12
  • October 31

Middle Patuxent
Environmental Area

Bow & Shotgun
  • October 3
  • October 26
  • November 10
  • November 30
  • January 2, 2014
  • January 30, 2014
  • February 13, 2014
  • February 27, 2014

Schooley Mill Park

Shotgun
  • October 11
  • November 16
  • January 4, 2018

West Friendship Park

Bow & Shotgun
  • October 19
  • November 2
  • January 11, 2018

Sharpshooting Schedule

Separate from the managed hunts and under a special permit issued by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the sharpshooting program utilizes specially trained and qualified marksmen who use highly accurate, noise-suppressed rifles to remove deer in areas where the managed hunts are not feasible. All properties involved in the sharpshooting program are closed to the public during the hours of sharpshooting operation, 3:30 p.m. to midnight, unless otherwise noted. All the meat from this operation will be donated to charitable organizations in the area.

Alpha Ridge Landfill

  • March 14, 2018 and with the Alpha Ridge Park hunts as shown above

Belmont Park

  • December 20
  • January 10, 2018
  • February 14, 2018

Daniels Mill Overlook
Open Space

  • December 13
  • February 21, 2018

Dorsey Hall Open Space

  • September 6
  • December 6
  • January 24, 2018
  • March 7, 2018

Fulton South Park

  • September 20

Mount Hebron
Open Space

  • September 13
  • January 31, 2018

River's Edge
Open Space

  • September 20

Robinson
Nature Center

  • February 7, 2018

Timbers at Troy
Golf Cource

  • February 28, 2018