Maryland offers both Whitetail and Sika Deer hunting opportunities. The popularity of sika deer hunting in Maryland has increased markedly over the last decade. The challenge of the hunt, their uniqueness as a trophy, and the excellent flavored venison they provide, has resulted in a steadily increasing harvest. Hunters interested in pursuing the elusive sika will find the field-dressed weights of yearling females to average 45lbs, with 53lbs the average dressed weight for yearling males. A big stag will dress around 100lbs.
Although Maryland is a relatively small state, our white-tailed deer can differ in size and other characteristics depending on what part of the state they are found. To find a deer hunting guide or outfitter in Maryland click on the links below.