deer

February 18, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Maryland Deer Culling Program Ends With More Than 80,000 Killed

About four percent more deer were killed in Montgomery County during the state harvest six-month long season to cull the deer population as compared to the previous year’s harvest. In Montgomery County, 1,363 antlered deer were killed between Sept. 11, 2020 and Feb. 3, 2021. That is a decrease of .3%. More antlerless deer were […]

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August 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Parks Readies Deer Management Program

Montgomery Parks will begin its annual deer population management program in September, ending in March 2020. Eight park units have been added this year, for 54 parks where archery- or shotgun-managed deer hunting, or Park Police-based sharpshooting operations will take place. The 54 parks comprise more than 50 percent of the parks’ total land area. […]

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November 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Hunters Kill 530 Deer in First Week of Firearm Season

Hunters harvested 530 deer from Montgomery County during the opening weekend of the 2017 Maryland firearm season, according to figures provided by the state Department of Natural Resources. The two-week firearm season started Nov. 25 and runs through Dec. 9. Across the state, 13,514 deer were killed, DNR said. The excellent weather and the ability […]

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February 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Nearly 5,000 Deer Killed in Montgomery County During 2016-17 Season

Nearly 5,000 deer were killed in Montgomery County during the 2016-17 hunting season, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported Friday. County hunters killed 1,505 antlered deer, a 7.4 percent increase, and 3,368 antlerless deer, a 0.7 percent increase. The total deer kill was 4,873, a 2.7 percent increase, according to statistics compiled by DNR. […]

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November 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

Drivers Advised to Look Out for Deer and Bears on Maryland Roads

AAA Mid-Atlantic is reminding motorists to be alert for roaming deer as it is mating season. The mating season, also known as rut, typically runs from late Oct. through Nov in the fall, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR). But that’s not all. If you are driving in western Maryland, you should […]

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October 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Deer Crossing: Five Things to Know to Avoid a Deer-Vehicle Collision

It’s that time of year when deer are often wandering into local roadways as they look for food or mates. Last year, there were 1,965 deer-vehicle collisions reported on roadways in Montgomery County. This fall, officials with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources are reminding motorists to stay alert for deer and other wildlife as […]

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October 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 6, in Montgomery County

Five things to know today, Oct. 6, in Montgomery County: 1. Watch out for the deer! This fall weather is the time of year when deer are mating and that means they are on the move. The Department of Natural Resources has posted some tips on its website to help you avoid a deer-vehicle collision on local […]

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November 16, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

White Tailed Deer

Hunters Harvest More Than 1,500 Deer in Montgomery County (PHOTO)

Maryland hunters have been quite busy during early hunting season. The number of deer “harvested” is up 5 percent to 23,048 this year compared to 2014 in the state, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Despite an overall 1 percent decrease, Montgomery County ranks number three in the whole state, with a total of […]

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October 26, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 26, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Oct. 26, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner is hosting a community meeting tonight at Carderock Springs Elementary school. 2. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett hosts the Awards for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities tonight at the Cultural Arts Center on the Silver Spring […]

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October 23, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Injured Deer Closes Executive Office Building’s Parking Garage (VIDEO)

One floor of the Montgomery County Executive Office Building’s parking garage was closed on Thursday morning after a deer was discovered in it. It is unknown how long the animal was in the second level of the garage or how it entered the structure at 101 Monroe Street. Rockville police officers responded to the call, […]

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