Fishing and Hunting

Check the Boating and Canoeing section for excellent fishing opportunities, whether it's the Potomac River smallmouths, tiger muskies or big cats ... or trophy rainbow trout during the spring stockings in both Washington and Allegheny Counties. In addition to the locations mentioned in Boating, there's also 15 Mile Creek, Indian Springs Pond, White Sulpher Pond, Orchard Pond, Meadow Ground Lake ... but hey, why are we telling you about our favorite spots? Oh, we might as well. Both Hendershot's Sporting Goods and Dugan's Sportings Goods in Hancock are always telling folks where they are biting. For more area fishing information and trout stocking schedules, visit the Maryland Department of Resources.

And for the serious hunters... well, they know all about Washington and Allegheny Counties. Hancock is at the far western end of Washington County, just minutes away from Allegheny County, and the town is surrounded by state forests and wildlife management areas.

Check these links for some of the best hunting on the east coast

Sidling Hill Public Lands, just 12 miles from Hancock.

Billmeyer/Belle Grove Wildlife Management Area Only 16 miles from Hancock

Green Ridge State Forest : 17 miles from Hancock

Indian Springs Wildlife Management Area : 20 miles from Hancock

Warrior Mountain Wildlife Management Area: 35 miles from Hancock

And those are just some of the public locations near Hancock in Maryland! We haven't even mentioned all the hunting available in nearby West Virginia and Pennsylvania. But those folks at Dugan's and Hendershot's Sporting Goods will tell you where the bucks are roaming and the turkeys are gobbling. And for your archery needs, visit Appalachian Archery in Hancock. All three stores are on Main Street in Hancock.