Permits

How to get a Hunting Permit:

1. Register with iSportsman

2.  Follow instructions on the Info page for submitting the required documents

3. One time archery and firearms proficiency tests are required for deer hunting only. See Info page for locations, dates, and times

4.  You must have a current weapon permit for any firearms transported onto APG.  See link on Info page for firearms registration form and email address of approving organization.  

5. Take the UXO Safety Brief.   Safety Briefing Video can be found by logging into your iSportsman profile and clicking on My Safety Briefs.

 

How to get a Restricted Area Fishing Permit:

1.  Register with iSportsman and view the UXO Safety Briefing Video

2.  Angler in Charge Permit for fishing in the Restricted Area:

a.  You must meet the eligibility requirements: Active Duty, Retired Military, APG DoD Civilian (current or retired), APG long-term Contractor (current only).

b.  Send a copy of your MD recreational fishing license to usarmy.apg.usag.mbx.dpw-natural-resources-team@army.mil                            

3.  Companion Permit for fishing in the Restricted Area:

a.  You must fish with a sponsor who is an Angler in Charge

b.   Send the name of your sponsor and a copy of your MD recreational fishing license to usarmy.apg.usag.mbx.dpw-natural-resources-team@army.mil ‚Äč

 

How to get a Non-Restricted Area Fishing Permit:   No APG Permit required until 1 January 2023

   You must have a current MD recreational fishing license to fish in the non-restricted areas. 

 

How to get a Commercial Fishing/Crabbing Permit:

1.  Register with iSportsman and view the UXO Safety Briefing Video

2.   Send a copy of your MD commercial fishing license (TFL) to usarmy.apg.usag.mbx.dpw-natural-resources-team@army.mil 

 

 

Hunting, Fishing, and Firewood Permit Fees

Aberdeen Proving Ground Firewood Permits (valid for 10 days from date of purchase)

8-foot truck bed:  $20.00

6-foot truck bed:  $15.00

Car trunk/SUV:    $  6.00

 

Aberdeen Proving Ground Hunting Permits  (1 August - 31 July)

Adult Active Duty/Retired Military/DoD Civilian/DoD Contractor/Retired Civilian or Contractor/Guest:  $75.00 

Senior (65 and older) Active Duty/Retired Military/DoD Civilian/DoD Contractor/Retired Civilian or Contractor/Guest:   $67.50 

Youth (16 and younger):  $10.00 

Observer (non-hunter/any age):   $10.00 

DAV or POW (100% disabled; must have lifetime free permit from MD DNR):  $0.00

 

Adelphi Laboratory Center/Blossom Point Research Facility Hunting Permits

All Hunters:   $50.00 (entire deer season)

$20.00 (per month deer season)

$25.00 (spring turkey season)

 

Commercial Crabbing/Fishing Permits  (1 September - 31 August)

All:  $130.00

 

Recreational Fishing Permits_(1 January -31 December)

Adult (16 and older) Restricted Area:  $10.00

Adult (16 and older) Non-restricted Area:  $10.00

Youth (16 and younger/no permit required in MD):  $0.00