POLICY DATABASE
Policy Summary

Allows hunting on county land if part of a Deer Cooperator Program (hunting to reduce overpopulation of wildlife); program requires that venison be donated to food banks or other charitable organization.

Background Information

State Maryland
Jurisdiction Name Baltimore
Jurisdiction Type County,
Population Size 800,000+
Legal Strategies
  • Creates an exemption
Reach Limited scope
It relates to a voluntary program.
Food System Category Distribute; Surplus

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
Yes

"All venison shall be donated to a food bank or other charitable organization…." Sec. 30-1-201(b)(2)(ii)(2).

Health-related goal?
No

Environmental goal?
Yes

Reduce the wildlife population of protected wildlife determined to be overpopulated. § 30-1-201(b)(1).

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
No

Includes definitions?
Unclear

§ 30-1-201; There are definitions of terms in various places, such as "hunting" and "weapon."

Addresses implementation?
No

Enforcement provisions?
Yes

Provided at §§ 30-1-301(a), (b).

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Article 30 (Recreation and Parks), Title 1 (Administration and Regulation of Parks), Subtitle II (Regulation of Park Activities), Section 30-1-201 (Prohibited Activities). History: Bill No. 114-99, § 5, 7-1-2004; Bill. No. 42-16 , § 2, 8-21-2016; 1988 Code, 29-7.