Popes Creek Wildlife Management area now open for hunting and trapping

New Public Opportunities in Charles and Queen Anne’s Counties 

News Release, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Photo hunting sign at wildlife management area

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is pleased to announce two new public hunting opportunities in state wildlife management areas. Browns Branch Wildlife Management Area in Queen Anne’s County and Popes Creek Wildlife Management area in Charles County are now open to regulated hunting and trapping. 

Hunting on the 1,172-acre Browns Branch Wildlife Management Area will be managed through the department’s Central Region public hunting permit and reservation system. Those interested in hunting the area must possess a free Central Region seasonal permit and make daily reservations. Anyone interested in trapping the area should contact the Millington Wildlife office at 410-928-3650. Interested hunters should contact the Gwynnbrook Wildlife Management Area office at 410-356-9272.

Hunting on the 522-acre Popes Creek Wildlife Management Area will be managed through the Southern Region public hunting permit and reservation system. Those interested in hunting the area must possess a free Southern Region seasonal permit and make daily reservations. Anyone interested in trapping in the area must contact the Myrtle Grove Wildlife Management Area at 301-743-5161 for information. 

Hunting for all regulated game species will take place during established season dates and bag limits, which are posted in the 2019-2020 Guide to Hunting and Trapping in Maryland.  

All users of wildlife management areas must park their vehicles in designated areas. 


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