• 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.

 

2013-2014 Hunting Plan (pdf file, 1.8Mb)
The muzzleloader season for white-tailed deer from December 15-29, 2013 listed on page 16 in an earlier version of the above document, has been cancelled. Only the December 15-29, 2013 season has been cancelled, all other listed seasons are still valid.

Did You Know?

When you see beach foam think of egg whites! 4 kb

When you see beach foam think of egg whites! Beach foam is created when the tumultuous action of the surf forces air into the ocean water. It is similar to whipping egg whites into froth but instead of egg whites the ocean contains organic compounds that reduce the surface tension of the bubbles.