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Managed hunt planned at Fort Frederick

August 29, 1997

BIG POOL - A managed deer hunt will be conducted Dec. 1-4 at Fort Frederick State Park.

The hunt to control the deer herd on public lands will be held during the hours of sunrise to 1 p.m. each day. Twenty-five hunters each day, selected by a lottery drawing, will be placed in pre-determined locations to harvest an antlerless deer.

Shotguns with rifled slugs will be used. The park will remain closed during the hunt.

Applications for the lottery can be found in the 1997-98 "Hunting and Trapping Guide" or picked up at Fort Frederick State Park.

A $5 fee must accompany the application and be received at the Fort Frederick visitor center by 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3. The lottery drawing will be held on Monday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m.

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Those selected in the lottery will be required to qualify with the shotgun they plan to use for the hunt. Upon successful qualification and a $10 fee, a permit to hunt will be issued for the day selected.

Qualification for the Fort Frederick hunt has been scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon.

For information, call Fort Frederick State Park from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 301-842-2155.

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