ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it’s considering reducing the statewide bag limit for white-tailed bucks from nine to three.
The agency released the proposal Thursday for the 2012 and 2013 hunting seasons. It says the concept is subject to change, based partly on what it hears at a stakeholders meeting Feb. 8 and at public hearings in March.
The DNR says hunters have told wildlife managers the current limit is too high.
The agency says the proposal also would simplify hunting regulations.
Current regulations allow those who hunt with bows, muzzleloaders and modern firearms to kill up to two bucks during each of those seasons in the area east of Clear Spring, plus one per season in the area further west.
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