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Maryland Trip

Maryland Trip
« on: September 03, 2014, 04:50:35 AM »
Some friends and I are going to Maryland for the first time to waterfowl hunt in mid January.  We plan on spending a day or two pre or post hunt playing tourist, so we are looking for things to do. Any ideas, restaurants, museums, would be greatly appreciated.
« Last Edit: September 05, 2014, 01:00:42 PM by Downeast »

Re: Maryland Trip
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2014, 06:38:50 AM »
It` been a few years since I moved from the eastern shore of Maryland. Where is your hunt going to be? Truck Driver and Godscountry are current Marylanders.   :) 

Re: Maryland Trip
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2014, 02:46:24 PM »
The NRA museum is not to far away in Fairfax Virginia I believe. It has a huge gun collection and is very interesting. When I visited my sister in Maryland we went to the museum and it did not take long to get there. Even though it was in Virginia it was not far. Good luck on your hunt, Wes

Re: Maryland Trip
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2014, 03:40:38 PM »
I assume you're hunting the eastern shore by the bay. I live in western Maryland, out in the mountains. If you don't mind driving a few hours you could come to the Rocky Gap Resort and Casino in Cumberland, it's right along I-68. Not a whole lot to do in January, except trying to stay warm. If you see one of the Maryland deer like this one mark it's location on your GPS and let me know the coordinates.
  Mike
I love the smell of deer guts in the morning, it smells like...VICTORY!

Re: Maryland Trip
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2014, 03:59:49 PM »
Nice deer, godscountry!
 If you are on the eastern shore in January, hunting and oysters are the only thing going on near the bay unless you are pretty far south. Easton and Cambridge are interesting towns to wander through. H&G Restaurant in Easton used to serve a great breakfast. If you drive through Baltimore, check out the inner harbor , Philip`s crab house and Babe Ruth`s home, all near Camden Yards, home of the Orioles!  :-)
 

Re: Maryland Trip
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2014, 09:50:52 AM »
I lived in Maryland a number of years (not by choice) and the hunting there is pretty good overall, as you can see by that fine buck. A word of caution: Maryland is about as gun-friendly as California. Be very careful how you transport your firearms and ammo, especially in a vehicle (locked in the trunk, ammo separate, also not accessible). Be prepared if possible, to show proof you are going on a hunt, should you get pulled over. The laws are strict and the police there show no mercy as far as I know. Whatever you do, do NOT bring a handgun into that state regardless of whether you have a CHL or not. Been on the Eastern Shore; hit it right and you will score big on the Waterfowl. Canadian geese hunting in particular can be very good. Good hunting and read up on their laws before going!
Some like cologne, I like the smell of gunpowder.

Re: Maryland Trip
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2014, 10:52:02 AM »
Ha, Tex, that`s one of the reasons I moved out of Maryland to gun friendly Florida. You are correct on the anti gun laws there.    ;D

Re: Maryland Trip
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2014, 11:48:49 AM »
Badsection, glad you escaped to freedom. I have no plans to set foot there ever again. I legally carry my sidearm freely all over Texas and the surrounding states (CHL reciprocity), which is a far cry from that place, where I'd be sitting in a jail cell. Downeast: on a more positive note, if you can get over to Washington DC, the Smithsonian museums are well worth the hour or two drive it would take you to shoot over there.
Some like cologne, I like the smell of gunpowder.

Re: Maryland Trip
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2014, 12:57:57 PM »
I grew up in the D.C. suburbs, I can tell you where all Obama`s favorite golf courses are in case you want to see him!   ;D   Actually, there are tons of things to see there. If you plan on going into Washington, park at the metro lot and take the subway, there is ZERO parking in town!   ;D

Re: Maryland Trip
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2014, 01:04:04 PM »
Thanks for all of the great info! One question, should we take our passports? Does Maryland have an embassy?  ;)

Re: Maryland Trip
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2014, 02:18:58 PM »
Yes, but it`s in a really bad part of town!   ;D  Keep your non resident hunting permits with you while you transport shotguns. There is some really great goose hunting there as was posted earlier!

Re: Maryland Trip
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2014, 05:18:05 AM »
The gun laws are tough but it's not as bad as you guys make out. As long as you don't Cowboy around with your firearms out in the open you shouldn't have any problems. I still see a few pick up trucks with gun racks in the rear window. They do state the ammo has to be transported in different locations other than the firearms and not easily accessible. I have even carried a hand gun into the State Police Barricks in Frederick to have it transferred from a friend with no problems, yes it was in a hard case. The Officer doing the transfer said it didn't need to be brought inside and should have been left in the vehicle but still didn't get crazy about it . If it was in Baltimore, Rockville or PG county it may have been a little different. Heck when I lived in Brunswick I was looking for a dog with rabies, had my Ruger Super Blackhawk 44mag in hand walking down the street looking under cars, when the police arrived ( they wouldn't get out of the car or come near me, they even back up as I approached the car) I was only asked to unload it and return to the house that they would look for the dog. Let me clear this up a little, I had just got home from hunting and was cleaning the pistol so it was already in hand and ammo was close by. I did this in deffence of my children who had seen the dog and I had been cornered by it when I went to get my children to safety , I did drop the hammer on the dog in my yard but in the rush to get to my children I didn't load the gun and it was empty. I dropped the hammer twice with no bang, luckily no one was bitten and the Police didn't find the dog. 
I think Mike will tell you it's not that bad here since he is a State Trouper and it depends on the Officer you encounter.
As far as good eating I like the Restaurants on Kent Island around the Narrows , Harrison's, The Fisherman's, Holley's are all good places to eat and Harrison's is my favorite. If you should get up around Thurmont on US 15 Fitzgarald's is excellent also.   
« Last Edit: September 06, 2014, 05:24:34 AM by Truck Driver »
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Re: Maryland Trip
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2014, 10:31:37 AM »
Well be near a place called Galena.  ???

Re: Maryland Trip
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2014, 10:40:28 AM »
Tiny little town on the NW corner of the eastern shore, not far from Harve de Grace on US route 213 !  It`s on the Sassafras River. Great goose hunting!  I worked there in the early 80's.    ;D

Re: Maryland Trip
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2014, 11:05:59 AM »
Having been there in the 80`s , it may have changed a bit ;D. I remember one little restaurant in town, decent breakfast. If you are west of town, there was a bar that served decent food at lunch.  You won`t miss it! If you head a bit further south to Chestertown, lots of choices of motels and restaurant, much larger small town!   ;D.