Hunters get one more shot at deer herd
By GUY FLETCHER
Local hunters can take advantage of a bonus this weekend when Maryland opens an extended two-day firearms deer season, but they'll have to travel a ways to do so.
Hunting will be allowed in 18 counties in the state on Friday and Saturday, but none of the permitted areas is in Western Maryland. The closest area where hunting will be allowed is in Montgomery County.
Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Patricia Manown said the extended hunt is needed to reduce the number of deer in the state, particularly in the metropolitan areas where deer are damaging property and "having a feast" in densely populated communities and developments.