8311 Laurel-Bowie Road
Bowie, Maryland 20715
Established in 1938
MARYLAND DNR QUALIFICATIONS &
PUBLIC SIGHT-IN DAYS
Future dates and times will be listed on the calendar.
Maryland DNR Shooter Qualifications
Maryland's Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has established a standardized hunter certification program for selected managed hunts, as well as selected managed hunting programs conducted by other local, state and federal agencies. All hunters wanting to participate in managed hunts or wanting to hunt on land requiring this certification must demonstrate proficiency with the firearm / bow to be used during the hunt(s). The Shooter Qualification Card Program allows a hunter to satisfy the proficiency testing requirement by qualifying at a single site, even if selected for more than one managed hunting program. Here is the list of required proficiency, which must be demonstrated:
Berwyn Rod & Gun Club (BGRC) participates in the Shooter Qualification Card program by hosting opportunities for hunters to demonstrate their proficiency to acquire the qualification card. There are usually 2 scheduled events annually for hunters to qualify with bows, shotguns, and muzzleloaders. There is a requested donation of $10 for the certification card. A single card will provide proof of proficiency for each of the three disciplines available.
Each participant must provide the necessary equipment and ammunition to complete the proficiency test(s). Maryland DNR requires the equipment and ammunition used to pass the proficiency tests be the same equipment and ammunition used in the hunts. There is no requirement for advanced scheduling or making an appointment.
Public Sight-in Event
BRGC will hold in conjunction with the DNR qualification events, an opportunity for hunters to sight in their equipment and prepare for hunting season. Hunters must supply their own equipment and the proper ammunition for their equipment. BRGC will supply the location and targets. BRGC members will be on-hand and available to assist participants with the sight-in process. There is a requested donation of $5 per firearm or bow to be sighted-in.
For additional information on DNR Shooter Qualifications and Public Sight-in Days, please contact the chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.