ARCHERY HUNTING ON AGC PROPERTY
Rules for archery hunting on AGC property: Download PDF.
- Applicable rules and regulations:
Hunters have to be in possession of a valid hunting license, range badge, a Maryland state shooter’s qualification card, and follow all applicable rules and regulations while hunting on AGC property. (Please see the Range Safety Officer for the Maryland state qualification card.) Only non-permanent tree stands may be used. Hunting on AGC property is for archery only and only by AGC Associated Club members.
Hunters on AGC property will carry their area permit and range badge with them at all times. If questioned by an officer, confirmation of said permit can be made by comparing name, range badge number and permit number with the list available from the RSO.
- Hunting area:
Hunting during range operations is only permitted in the hunting zone. The zone is further subdivided with only one hunter permitted in each division, except junior hunters (see rule 16). Divisions are assigned by signing up for them and receiving confirmation via email (first come-first serve, please provide 48 hours for turnaround approval). The divisions are marked along the middle of each division. Stay within 10 yards of the center of each division (this provides adequate spread between hunters).
- Game limits:
If you take a buck you MUST take 2 does on AGC property BEFORE taking a second buck. Once there are 50 deer taken from the property the season will close. The goal is to limit the deer herd, not eliminate them. If the season ends early all hunters will be notified by e-mail.
- Times & Dates:
Access to the hunting zone is possible with prior reservation for the day. A maximum of 4 time slots a week can be reserved. Please note that reservations are not guarantee until confirmed by the hunting committee.
- Sign in and out:
Before entering the hunting area, hunters with reservations will sign in with name and cell phone number for their hunting division at the AGC front entrance gate (gate will be locked prior to operating hours). Hunters will receive their hunting permit from the Hunting Coordinator, arrangements will be made at the time your time is approved. Hunters will stay in the assigned division for the duration of the hunt unless tracking wounded deer. They will sign out when leaving the property. Please sign out at the end of each hunt.
- Access to hunting zones:
To minimize disruption of range operations, hunters may only access and egress from the hunting zone by the designated paths. Hunters must park at the designated parking area in front of the pool house.
No shooting towards the houses, over the drive way or the positions of other hunters.
- Tracking of wounded deer:
Deer may be tracked on our property. If a deer moves to a neighboring property the hunter is responsible for getting permission from the owner to retrieve the deer. If you have to track a deer out of the hunting area you MUST call the RSO at 410-461-8532.