Maryland

With one of the most unique and versatile natural landscapes in the United States of America, the Old Line State offers a large variety of opportunities for avid sportsmen and women. Explored by John Smith in 1608, Maryland has been at the forefront of American history, including Revolutionary and Civil War battlegrounds, and the progression of the modern-day shipping industry. From the Eastern Shore and the Chesapeake Bay to the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountain ranges, Maryland contains a variety of natural beauty and continues to be a national force in wildlife conservation. Home to big game species such as white-tailed and sika deer, black bears, wild turkeys, an extremely diverse fish population, and various small game, Maryland possesses the ability to satisfy all levels of sportsmen and women.


Maryland State Caucus Fact Sheet

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus

Representative Andy Harris

Maryland Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Leadership

Senator Jack Bailey
Delegate Kevin Hornberger
Delegate Dana Jones

News Alerts

Feb 20 2024 CSF-Supported Legislation to Remove Prohibition on Sunday Migratory Game Bird Hunting Introduced in Delaware and Maryland

Why It Matters: Currently, if you go game bird hunting in Maryland and Delaware,...

Dec 18 2023 Maryland Senator and NASC Executive Council Member Presented with the NASC Heritage Award for the Northeast Region

[caption id="attachment_11509" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] CSF’s Senior Coordinator, Mid-Atlantic States Kaleigh Leager Presents Senator Jack...

Jun 12 2023 Sunday Hunting in the Northeast – Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs

Why it Matters: The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) has a tenured history in fighting...

May 15 2023 CSF and Fellow Conservation/Sportsmen’s Groups Gather for Monumental Bill Signing in Maryland

Why It Matters: The signing of Senate Bill 327/House Bill 983 (Chapter No. 543)...

Apr 24 2023 CSF Priorities on the Governor’s Desk in Maryland

Why It Matters: 2023 proved to be yet another busy and exciting year in...

Apr 17 2023 Sunday Hunting Bills Moving in Maine and Maryland

Why It Matters: Prohibitions and restrictions on Sunday hunting serve to the detriment of...

Mar 06 2023 In Maryland, CSF Testified on Behalf of Sportsmen and Women

Why It Matters: Together, both bills would bring about significant benefits to Maryland’s sporting...

May 02 2022 Maryland Caucus Secures $1,000,000 for DNR in Supplemental Budget

Contact: Joe Mullin, Northeastern States ManagerWhy it Matters: Sportsmen and women have played a...

Jul 20 2021 Cause for Celebration in the Northeast: Looking Forward to New and Continued Opportunities Afield

HighlightsWhy it Matters: Throughout regular sessions, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) worked hand-in-hand with...

Feb 16 2021 Antis Take a Follow-up Shot at Hunting Tournaments in Maryland

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern StatesAfter missing their mark in previous years, anti-sportsmen...

Feb 16 2021 CSF Leads Charge Against Effort to Commercialize Maryland Deer Herds

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern StatesOn February 4, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF)...

Jul 06 2020 Maryland: $13.5 Million in Grants Awarded Through the Waterway Improvement Fund

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States and States Program AdministratorOn July 2, the...

Feb 03 2020 Maryland: Caucus Hosts Organizational Meeting to Discuss Events and Policy Priorities for the Year Ahead

Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States and States Program AdministratorOn January 27, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation...

Feb 25 2019 Maryland: Statewide Sunday Deer Hunting Bill Heard in Committee

By Brett Stayton, Mid-Atlantic States CoordinatorOn February 19, the Maryland Senate Committee on Health,...

Feb 19 2019 Maryland: CSF Testifies in Support of Sunday Hunting Legislation

By Brett Stayton, Mid-Atlantic States CoordinatorOn February 12, the Maryland Senate Committee on Health,...

Feb 11 2019 Maryland: Caucus Co-Chair Introduces Sunday Hunting Bills

By Brett Stayton, Mid-Atlantic States CoordinatorSenator Jack Bailey, a newly appointed Co-Chair of the...

Jan 28 2019 Maryland: Newly Elected Senators Bring Unique Experience as Caucus Leaders

By Brett Stayton, Mid-Atlantic States CoordinatorThe bipartisan and bicameral Maryland Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus has...

Apr 27 2018 Maryland: Governor Hogan Signs Venison Donation Tax Credit Bills into Law

By Brett Stayton, Mid-Atlantic States CoordinatorOn April 24, Governor Larry Hogan, a member of...

Apr 06 2018 Maryland: Game Meat Donation Tax Credit Ready for Consideration by the Governor

By Brett Stayton, Mid-Atlantic States CoordinatorOn March 15, HB 7, sponsored by Maryland Legislative...

Mar 16 2018 Maryland: CSF Testifies in Support of Sunday Hunting Bill

By Brett Stayton, Mid-Atlantic States CoordinatorOn March 13, the Maryland Senate Committee on Education,...

Mar 08 2018 Maryland: CSF Mourns the Passing of Sportsmen’s Caucus Co-Chair Senator Wayne Norman

By Brett Stayton, Mid-Atlantic States CoordinatorThe Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) is deeply saddened to...

Feb 08 2018 Maryland: Statewide Sunday Hunting Bill Announced at Fourth Annual Blaze and Camo Day

On February 1, the Maryland Hunting Coalition hosted its annual “Blaze and Camo Day”...

Oct 19 2017 Maryland: CSF Mission Partner Supports Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry

On October 13, the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program presented a $50,000 grant to...

Sep 28 2017 Maryland: Hunting Summit Provides Forum for Sportsmen’s Policy Initiatives

On September 24, the Maryland Hunting Coalition hosted the 3rd Annual Hunting Summit in...

May 11 2017 Maryland: Governor Hogan Signs Apprentice Hunting Bill

On May 4, Governor Larry Hogan, a member of the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus, signed...

Apr 13 2017 Maryland: CSF Hosts Sportsmen’s Reception

On April 6, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted the ""Maryland Sportsmen's Reception"" to...

Mar 30 2017 Maryland: Sportsmen’s Community Honors Senator John Astle

On March 25, the Maryland Hunting Coalition, an organization dedicated to uniting all Maryland...

Feb 16 2017 Maryland: Hunters Rally at the State Capitol for Annual “Blaze and Camo Day”

On February 9, the Maryland Hunting Coalition hosted its annual “Blaze and Camo Day”...

Oct 06 2016 Maryland: Hunting Summit Provides Forum for Sportsmen’s Policy Initiatives

On September 25, the Maryland Hunting Coalition hosted the 2nd Annual Hunting Summit in...

Sep 22 2016 Maryland: Caucus Hosts Sportsmen’s Retreat, Honoring Leadership of the Hunting and Angling Community

This past weekend, the bipartisan Maryland Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus hosted a sportsmen’s retreat at...

Sep 08 2016 Maryland: Judge Rules Against PETA, a Win for Scientific Management and the Sportsmen’s Community

On August 25, Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Steven G. Salant ruled that the...

Apr 07 2016 Maryland: Sportsmen’s Reception

On March 29, the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) hosted the ""Maryland Sportsmen's Reception"" to celebrate the time-honored...

Mar 24 2016 Maryland: Governor Larry Hogan Joins Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus

On March 21, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) welcomed Maryland Governor Larry Hogan as...

Feb 11 2016 Maryland Hunters Rally at the State Capitol for Annual “Blaze and Camo Day”

On February 5, the Maryland Hunting Coalition hosted its annual “Blaze and Camo Day”...

Oct 08 2015 CSF Celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day with Maryland Department of Natural Resources

On Saturday, September 26, over 800 of Maryland’s sportsmen and women came out to...

May 14 2015 Maryland Reforms Waterfowl Baiting Law, Repeals “Strict Liability” Doctrine

Previously, Maryland law – unlike federal law – did not require criminal intent as...

Jul 24 2013 The Future of Elk Reintroduction in Western Maryland Rests with its Citizenry

ANNAPOLIS, MD (July 17, 2013) — On August 22, 2011, the Maryland Legislative Sportsmen’s...

May 29 2013 Maryland: Maryland Legislative Sportsmen’s Foundation 12th Annual Banquet

On Wednesday, May 15, the Maryland Legislative Sportsmen’s Foundation (MLSF) – the Advisory Council...

Apr 17 2013 Promoting Maryland as America’s Premiere Destination to Fish and Hunt

Funding Approved by Governor Martin O’Malley and the 2013 General AssemblyAnnapolis, Maryland:  Fishing and...

Apr 11 2013 Maryland: Pro-Angling Access Bill Signed into Law

On Tuesday, April 9, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signed into law HB 797, which...

Mar 27 2013 Maryland: Pro-Angling Access Bill Clears House, Heads to Senate

Maryland HB 797, introduced by Delegate Maggie McIntosh, passed the Maryland House of Delegates...

Feb 28 2013 Maryland – Committee Hearing on Pro-Angling Access Bill (HB 797)

Maryland HB 797, introduced by Delegate Maggie McIntosh, was heard in the Maryland House...

Jan 30 2013 Maryland: Legislative Sportsmen’s Luncheon

On January 24, the Maryland Legislative Sportsmen’s Foundation, in partnership with the Maryland Legislative...

Latest policy updates

Opportunities to expand angling access throughout the country have become increasingly limited...

Many sportsmen and women depend on federal lands managed by agencies such...

“No-Net-Loss” of public lands has become increasingly important to ensure access to...

Introduction Sunday hunting bans are one of the last remaining examples of...

Introduction Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a progressive, fatal, degenerative neurological disease...

One important tool for protecting fish and wildlife habitat is a state-level...

Properly managed wildlife habitat is essential for supporting sustainable and healthy wildlife...

Poaching stands as one of the greatest threats to both the social...

In most states, fish and wildlife agencies are the entities best equipped...

Certain states have sought to restrict the importation of legally harvested game...

Instead of discarding or wasting legally harvested game meat or surpluses of...

Predator hunting and hunting tournaments, often referred to as “contests,” are time-honored...

A standard capacity magazine generally means any detachable ammunition feeding device that...

In an attempt to encourage novice hunter participation, many states now offer...

The vast majority of states throughout the nation offer an online component...

Reports and Data

Jan 01 2022 Maryland: American System of Conservation Funding Fact Sheet

Maryland: American System of Conservation Funding Fact Sheet

Jan 01 2013 2013 Sportsmen's Economic Impact Report - Maryland

2013 Sportsmen’s Economic Impact Report - Maryland

Jan 01 2007 2006 Economic Impact Report — Maryland

Maryland sportsmen and women could fill the stadiums of the Baltimore Ravens and Orioles...

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