Meade Natural Heritage Association

Archery Qualification Requirements


You no longer have to Qualify to hunt deer with Shotgun, Muzzleloader or Bow to hunt at Patuxent Wildlife Refuge.


We are still qualifying for special hunts.


For state qualification, shooters are required to place 3 out of 5 arrows at qualification targets.  Targets are placed at random distances, 30 yards and less. Targets will be Blob Targets and we will be following all state requirements. 
 

All shots taken to qualify must be taken with broadheads, either fixed blade or mechanicals.

 

(NO EXCEPTIONS)


 

All archers will be shooting from an elevated position, unless medical reasons prevent the hunter from climbing a hunting stand.

Bow Qualifications
When: From 9am until 4pm from September through January when Hunting Control Station is open
Location: Hunting Control Station, Bald Eagle Dr, Laurel, MD 20724. Google Map