Myrtle Point Park Opened to Bowhunting - Southern Maryland Headline News

Myrtle Point Park Opened to Bowhunting

Hunting map for Myrtle Point Park in St. Mary's County.
Hunting map for Myrtle Point Park in St. Mary's County.

ANNAPOLIS (Oct. 17, 2016)—A new partnership between the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and St. Mary's County will now permit deer hunting at Myrtle Point Park. Approximately 141 acres of the 192-acre park in California will be open to regulated archery activity, effective immediately.

"Our partnership with the county will provide another outdoors experience for Maryland archers and bowhunters," said Wildlife and Heritage Service Southern Region Manager Dave Heilmeier. "The benefits of the hunt are two-fold: it provides a new recreational opportunity for Southern Maryland hunters and addresses the unchecked growth of the deer population in the park and surrounding community."

The managed program will follow all established season dates and limits however no Saturday hunting will be permitted in October

Access to the park will require possession of a free Southern Region Public Hunting Permit and a daily reservation. Hunters must park in designated areas only and observe all posted boundaries. The seasonal parking permit must also be displayed on windshields.

For more information on hunting at the Myrtle Point Park Cooperative Wildlife Management Area, please call 301-743-5161. For more general information about park, please contact St. Mary's County Recreation and Parks at 301-475-4200.

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