Deer in Spring Landscape

Hunting & Shooting Sports Outreach Program

Woman at shooting range

The primary goal of this program is to provide the ‘next step’ for novice hunters and shooters such that they will feel comfortable moving forward in the shooting and hunting sports as a result of their experience in the workshop. The program will be a series of ‘mini-workshops’ in partnership with public shooting ranges and other appropriate venues. These mini-workshops are designed to be as hands-on as possible, giving participants enough knowledge to further pursue their interests once the workshop is concluded. Hunter safety is NOT required before taking these workshops. 

Photo collage of youth and mentors shooting

Scheduled Programs:

  • Dove Hunting & Cleaning Your Gun 101
    July 24th
    Registration now Closed
    To be placed on the waiting list please email Patricia Handy at patricia.handy@maryland.gov

  • Deer Hunting 101
    July 25th
    Registration now Closed
    To be placed on the waiting list please email Patricia Handy at patricia.handy@maryland.gov

  • Deer Hunting 101
    July 26th
    8:30am- 12:00pm
    @ Elk Neck State Forest (shooting range)
    Registration is Full!
    To be placed on the waiting list please email Patricia Handy at patricia.handy@maryland.gov

More scheduled programs coming soon!

Please NOTE: As a requirement of this grant there will be a pre and post evaluation via email.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation awarded a $25,000 grant to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources- Wildlife & Heritage Service (WHS) to help create a new Maryland Hunting & Shooting Sports Outreach program.

National Shooting Sports Foundation logo

For more information, please contact:

Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Wildlife and Heritage Service
Tawes State Office Building, E-1
Annapolis MD 21401
410-260-8540
Toll-free in Maryland: 1-877-620-8DNR, Ext. 8540