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Maryland Whitetail Deer Hunting Habitat Guide


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Maryland Whitetail Deer Harvest Data

Maryland's white-tailed deer harvest data is shown in the table below. The records show Maryland's white-tailed deer harvest for 2015 is 83448 deer with 26932 bucks and 56516 antlerless deer harvested.

The table includes the deer harvest density for Maryland's deer habitat as described below. The 2015 white-tailed deer harvest density for Maryland's deer habitat is 11.26 deer per square mile with 3.52 bucks per square mile and 7.75 antlerless deer per square mile.

DeerMaryland HarvestDeer Per Sq. Mile
Bucks269323.52
Anterless 565167.75
Total8344811.26

Maryland Whitetail Deer Habitat

Maryland's total land area is 9725 square miles. This includes 1750 square miles of urbanized areas, 303 square miles of water, and other areas that are not considered as deer habitat. The potential deer habitat within Maryland is comprised of 7632 square miles of land distributed in the land types shown below.

Habitat Land TypeSquare Miles
Forest3202
Grassland1197
Crops1866
Wetland1195
Shrubland172
Total Habitat7632

Maryland Deer Hunting by County

Deer hunting and habitat information. Data is also provided about Eco Regions and Geo Points.

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