Junior Hunter Certificate Eligibility and Acquisition

The Department of Natural Resources facilitates the celebration of young hunters' achievements through the issuance of Junior Hunter Certificates. These certificates serve as a special commemoration for deer, turkey, or bear harvested by hunters aged 16 and under during the specified 2023–2024 hunting seasons. Qualification is exclusively available to this age group, recognizing their successful participation in hunting activities.

Obtaining Your Junior Hunter Certificate

To obtain a Junior Hunter Certificate, eligible participants must connect with one of the designated Official Junior Hunter Certificate Agents. These agents are responsible for the distribution of certificates, ensuring that young hunters receive recognition for their accomplishments. The availability of these certificates is strictly through these approved agents, as they are the authorized distributors within the hunting community.

More Information and Resources

For an encompassing guide on how to obtain the Junior Hunter Certificate, including a list of the Official Junior Hunter Certificate Agents, or to gain further insight into the program, individuals are encouraged to visit the Maryland Department of Natural Resources website. The dedicated section for the Junior Hunter Certificate program can be found at dnr.maryland.gov/huntersguide/Pages/JrHunter_certprogram.aspx. This resource contains valuable information that will assist young hunters and their guardians in navigating the certification process efficiently.

Allegany

Orleans Grocery - Bill’s Place

12719 High Germany Rd.

Little Orleans, MD 21766

301-478-2701

Anne Arundel

Cobe Marine

8936 Fort Smallwood Rd.

Pasadena, MD 21122

410-255-9488

Harwood Butcher Shop

4531 South Pollinghouse Rd.

Harwood, MD 20776

410-212-8803

JailBreak Taxidermy

8311 New Cut Road

Severn, MD 21144

443-679-0567

Ray Hitchcock Taxidermy

8261 New Cut Rd.

Severn, MD 21144

410-987-6990

Baltimore

Clyde’s Sport Shop Inc.

2307 Hammonds Ferry Rd.

Baltimore, MD 21227

410-242-6108

Tom’s Tropicals

9020 Bel Air Rd.

Baltimore, MD 21236

410-256-0330

Carroll

Gun Shack/Crosswind

101 South Main

Mt. Airy, MD 21771

301-829-0122

M&G Wild Game Processing

2020 Sykesville Rd.

Westminster, MD 21157

443-375-7138

Dorchester

East Coast Taxidermy

4355 Blink Horn Rd.

Hurlock, MD 21643

443-521-4203

Frederick

Rob’s Deer Shop

10002 Rocky Ridge Rd.

Rocky Ridge, MD 21778

301-271-7780

Garrett

D&B Sport Shop

832 Edgewood Dr.

Oakland, MD 21550

301-334-9725

Montgomery

Tinker’s Taxidermy

17610 Kohlhoss Rd.

Poolesville, MD 20837

301-349-2413

Somerset

L. E. Hitch & Sons

Rt. 13 and Merser Rd.

(14641 Merser Rd.)

Eden, MD 21822

410-219-5887

Wink’s Sporting Goods

12122A Carol Lane

Princess Anne, MD 21853

410-621-0400

Washington

Battleview Market

5331 Sharpsburg Pike

Sharpsburg, MD 21782

301-432-2676

Himes’ Store

1324 Weverton Rd.

Knoxville, MD 21758

301-834-9815

Keystone Sporting Goods Inc.

13611 Pennsylvania Ave.

Hagerstown, MD 21742

301-733-0373

Wicomico

Farmers & Planters Too

308 Mill Street, Salisbury MD, 21801

410-546-6234

Worcester

Sea Hawk Sport Center

643 Ocean Hwy.

Pocomoke City, MD 21851

410-957-0198

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