Hunters reported taking 36,942 deer during the statewide, two-week firearm deer season, which ended on December 14. This harvest represents a 2 percent increase compared to the 36,127 deer taken during the 2012 firearm season.
Overall hunters reported seeing more deer than last year in many parts of the state, but challenging weather slowed the harvest slightly.
The two-week firearm harvest included 12,254 antlered and 23,706 antlerless white-tailed deer and 394 antlered and 588 antlerless sika deer.
source: Maryland DNR