Archery deer hunting season is underway at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge with the first split running through Oct. 16. The season bag limit for archery is three sika deer (only 1 antlered) and 11 white-tailed deer (only 1 antlered). Additional seasons are Oct. 28-Nov. 22, Jan. 13-24, a…

Hunters in Maryland now have two new public hunting opportunities in state wildlife management areas. The Department of Natural Resources has announced that Browns Branch Wildlife Management Area in Queen Anne’s County and Popes Creek Wildlife Management Area in Charles County are now open t…

A recent U.S. Fish and Wildlife survey showed that fewer than 5 percent of Americans, 16 years of age and older, actually hunt. This is alarming because it is less than half of what it was 50 years ago and is not showing any signs of reversing direction on its own.