• An Assateague wild horse finding shelter in the dunes.

    Assateague Island

    National Seashore MD,VA

Hunting at Assateague

The non-native sika deer is actually a diminutive species of oriental elk. 12 kb

Sika Deer

John Collins

Public hunting within the boundaries of Assateague Island National Seashore is recognized as a recreational activity and is required in the legislation that established the National Seashore (Public Law 89-195). The regulations for hunting within Assateague Island National Seashore are designed to provide a meaningful and safe experience for hunters.

State laws governing the public areas of Maryland and Federal Regulations (Title 36 CFR) apply to both the lands and the waters within the boundaries of the National Seashore. Hunting is legal only in specifically designated areas of the National Seashore.

 

2014 - 2015 Hunting Plan (PDF file, 3.6MB)
*Please Note: The Maryland 2014-2015 Waterfowl Seasons and Bag Limits are proposed at this time. Assateague's Hunting Plan will be updated when the Maryland Department of Natural Resources finalizes these regulations.

Did You Know?

Prickly pear cactus is native to dry, sandy areas on Assateague Island. 4 kb

Prickly pear cactus is native to dry, sandy areas on Assateague Island. American Indians applied peeled pads to wounds and drank pad tea for lung ailments. Fruits were eaten fresh or dried for winter use.