APG MWR - Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Program APG MWR - Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Program
  • Office Location: Bldg 2184
  • Phones: 410-278-4124
  • DSN: 298-4124
  • Schedule:
    Winter Hours (Oct-Mar):
    Mon: 10 am - 4 pm
    Sat, Sun & Holidays: CLOSED
    Summer Hours (Apr-Sep):
    Mon: 8 am - 4 pm
    Tue-Thu: 10 am - 4 pm
    Fri: 8 am - 5 pm
    Sat, Sun & Holidays: CLOSED

Click here for the latest Maryland Guide to Hunting & Trapping (MD Seasons)

Welcome to the Aberdeen Proving Ground Hunting Program
The Outdoor Recreation Department invites you to view the following links below for information on Hunter's Safety Classes, the Maryland State Hunting and Trapping Guide, and the APG Hunting Brochure. In addition, make sure to explore the helpful topics about hunting at Aberdeen Proving Ground further down on the page.

Hunting Permit Registration (Permit Registration begins Aug 1, 2017):
APG Hunting Permit
APG Hunting Permit Pricing
APG Hunting Permit Purchase Checklist - everything you need to have with you when coming to purchase a permit.
Firearm Registration Form
Hunting Contractor Form

Maryland DNR Hunter Education Class

APG Hunting Seasons will be posted in September 2017

APG Hunting Classes:
Must have a minimum of FIVE participants to have the class.To register call/email ODR with: name, phone number, and email.

  • Hunter in Charge Seminar: Aug 9, 2017: 5-7:30 p.m., AA Hunting Management Facility
  • Hunter in Charge Tour: Aug 12, 2017: 8 a.m., AA Hunting Management Facility

How to use APG's Hunt Trac system: Hunt Trac Instructions
Codes for Archery Areas
Form 1249To be used for all Blind Draw/Hard Card Submissions. Must be placed in windshield when hunting and returned to the deer shack at the end of your hunt.

Who is Eligible to Hunt on Aberdeen Proving Ground?
Click here for Table 7-1 of the MWR Patronage Authorizations

All hunters at APG are required to hunt with at least one other person. Under no circumstance will hunters be in the field alone. In addition, there will be at least one person who has a Hunter-In-Charge status in each hunting party.

To obtain Hunter-In-Charge status you must first fall under one of the categories for MWR Patronage. Click here for Table 7-1 of the MWR Patronage Authorizations

You must ALSO meet the following requirements:

  1. Proof of hunting eight (8) times at APG by either accompanying another Hunter-In-Charge or signing up to hunt on an MWR escorted hunt.
  2. Attend the MWR hunting tour/class, which is offered once a month (depending on number of requests)
  3. Completed Hunter-In-Charge Application Form

Where to Purchase an APG Hunting Permit
Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Outdoor Recreation Bldg 2184

Archery & Shotgun Proficiency Qualifications

  • Archery -All qualifications are by appointment only, please call: 410-278-4124 or Email Outdoor Rec.
  • Shotgun - Tues & Thurs from 3-7 p.m. (between rounds) at the Skeet Range in EA (Bldg E4737).

Volunteers Are Needed
Volunteers needed for area marking, facility operations, qualifications, etc. Call or Email Outdoor Rec. for information.
APG Hunting Advisory Council Contact List