Bylaws, Rules, and Regulations
Suburban Whitetail Management
Table of Contents
III. Mission and Strategy
V. Member Activation and Placement
VI. Dues Structure
IX. Appointment of Officers and Staff
X. Duties of Officers and Staff
XII. Membership Rules and Regulations
XIII. Amendments to the Bylaws
Article I: Name
The name of the organization is “Suburban Whitetail Management of Maryland”,
and shall hereafter be referred to as SWMM.
Article II: Purpose
SWMM was formed to help local landowners, communities, and governments in
need of deer reduction deal with white tail deer overpopulation in a safe, natural,
and humane manner. SWMM was also formed to act as a ‘tool’ for the Maryland
Department of Natural Resources (DNR) deer reduction goals and to educate the
non-hunting and general public about hunting’s role in wildlife management. To
further the positive image of hunting and hunting in general as well as the images
of those who participate and to treat our wild resources with respect and
compassion as we carry out our mission.
Article III: Mission and Strategy
The mission of SWMM is to reduce to manageable size and maintain the
population of whitetailed deer in counties targeted by the DNR. SWMM’s strategy
is to harvest antler-less deer before and after the regular hunting season using kill
permits; and antler-less and antlered deer during the regular hunting season
DCAP (Damage Control Assistance Program) and regular big game tags. Acting in
cooperation with a State game biologists and SWMM will provide individual
property owners, homeowner associations and other urban dwellers a year-
round, site specific, management program. The program is designed to minimize
deer related damage to ornaments and property, deer-cehicle colisions and the
threat of Lymes Disease which is carried by the deer population.
Article IV: Membership
Please review these Bylaws and Rules carefully
to determine if you are interested in making application
Membership in SWMM is by invitation of the Governing Committee. It is a
privilege not a right. Application does not guarantee membership. Due to
the unique nature of SWMM activities, not everyone is suited for membership,
nor is everyone who applies chosen. When selecting new member, SWMM must
weigh a multitude of factors inderterming the suitability of a particular applicant.
Personal integrity, ethics, attitude and goals are of extreme importance to the
continued success of SWMM and the advancement of our stated purpose. As
such, these factors weigh heavily in the membership selection process.
SWMM reserves the right to revoke or not renew the membership privileges of
any member who, in the opinion of SWMM, and based upon information
provided by the particular member’s Team Leader, is not acting in accordance
with the stated purpose, rules, and intentions of SWMM.
Section 1. Membership Classes
The regular membership of SWMM shall be composed of non voting adults age
18 and over who have successfully completed the application requirements, are
interested in wildlife conservation, the image of hunting and shooting sports and
who have a genuine desire to help reduce the white tail deer population in
The voting members of SWMM shall be composed of the Governing Committee.
Initially the president shall appoint the Governing Committee. The term of
‘governing committee members shall be one (1) year. The SWMM officer
positions are defined in Article VIII. The process of Officer Class selection is
defined in Article IX.
The associated membership of SWMM shall be composed of people of legal
voting age in the state of MD (18 or over) who believe in the mission of SWMM
and wish to express their support.
Section 2. Requirements for Application
Applicants for both the Regular and Officer class must meet the following
minimum requirements to be eliglible to apply for membership in SWMM:
a. Must be a member of the MSA
b. Successfully complete a NBEF or IBEF safety course prior to the
annual testing and interview session
c. Applicants must attest to harvesting a minimum of three (3) big game
animals with bow and arrow or gun.
d. Applicants must provide a copy of an NBEF/IBEF card at the testing
e. Applicants for Associate Class are exempt from these requirements.
Section 3. Requirements for Membership
Applicants who meet the above minimum requirements must successfully
complete a shooting proficiency test as outlined in the SWMM Rules and
Regulations and an interview. SWMM has the right to reject any aplicant
convicted of any criminal offense. Any applicant convicted under the provisions
of Maryland Game Law shall be considered inelligible for membership in SWMM.
SWMM reserves the right to accept or reject any applicant for any reason.
Additional Memberships are as follows:
New members are required to complete in full an application and registration
form. New members are required to read and sign a liability release form.
Annual dues of each member shall be paid in full by June 1 of the calendar
year. Any member not paying their dies by June 30th shall be considered
delinquent in membership for the calendar year and shall be dropped from
the membership rolls. The dues payment may be deferred by the governing
committee if the member is to be placed on inactive status (see Article V
Member activation and Placement). Once activated, the member must pay the
dues in full (not on a pro rata basis) prior to placement.
Members in good standing must possess a current Maryland hunting license.
Associate Members are exempt from the application, liability waiver, and
Maryland hunting license requirements above.
Section 4. Suspension of Members
Any member may, be suspended from participating in any or all SWMM activities
by the President, Vice President of SWMM, or his/her County Coordinator. Such
a suspension must be followed by a hearing before the Governing Committee
within 30 days. The member, accompanied by any witnesses, has the right to be
present to defend him/herself against any charges at the Governing Committee
Meeting. If the Governing Committee deems the suspension appropriate for the
violation charged, the Committee shall determine the length of the suspension. If
the Governing Committee votes for expulsion of the member, the rules of Article
IV, Section 5 shall apply.
Section 5: Expulsion of Members
Any member may be expelled form SWMM by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of
the Governing Committee. A vote for expulsion against a member may only be
initiated by the President, Vice President, or a County Coordinator. The member
charged, accompanied by any witnesses, has the right to be present to defend
themselves against any charges at a Governing Committee meeting. Any member
brought before the Governing Committee for expulsion shall be notified of such
action in writing by the Secretary of SWMM at least 30 days before the action is
to be taken. The Governing Committee may offer particular sanctions or
disciplinary action in lieu of expulsion.
Article V: Member Activation and Placement
Because of the unique nature of SWMM activities, as well as SWMM’s desire to
provide opportunity to as many applicants as possible, the following procedures
shall be followed when determining member recruitment, activation and
Section 1. Recruitment, Activation and Placement
a.) Members will be permitted to select the general geographic area of
interest. If a member selects an area with no active openings, they will be
placed on “inactive” status for that area. (see Article VI)
b.) Active member selection from the new members roster shall be by lottery.
c.) Member placement is by the appropriate County Coordinator.
d.) SWMM will open the rolls for the new membership on an annual basis
when all current members are actively participating in organization
activities. In a year when SWMM has a surplus of reserve, or “inactive”
members, SWMM will place these previously qualified members. SWMM
will not take new applications for new members unless deemed necessary
by the Governing Committee.
e.) Hunters that are not productive for whatever reason may ask his/her team
leader to be switched to another stand or to another team. This can only be
done when all team leaders involved agree and with the permission of
President or Vice President.
f.) County Coordinators or District Leaders may move hunters between
properties or place hunters on inactive list at their discretion to achieve
Section 2: Special Conditions Related to Public Properties
When Organization members are placed on public held properties, the following
additional conditions shall be enforced:
a.) Members who devote substantial time and effort to the program, as
detailed by log books and Team Leader reports, will be retained
automatically for the upcoming hunting season. A maximum of 50% of the
se members shall be reained and automatically placed in active hunting
areas. These selections will be made by the appropriate County
Coordinator. Individual harvest rates will not play a role in this selection.
All appointed Officers of SWMM shall remain on the active roles as well.
b.) The remaining members, grouped according to chosen county, will be
placed in a lottery with new or inactive applicants. The remaining 50% of
members to fill available hunting locations will be selected at random from
Article VI: Dues Structure
SWMM dues structure for all members shall be as follows:
Regular members shall be required to pay annual dues of $50.00
Associate members shall be required to pay annual dues of $5.00
The Governing Committee reserves the right, at any time, to change the annual
membership dues as may be required to ensure the proper operation of SWMM
SWMM may not have active hunting areas for all qualified members at all times.
Therefore, the governing committee may waive the June 30th dues payment
requirement for inactive hunters. These members will be permitted to begin
hunting immediately after notification, or when specifically instructed, and will
have ten day from the date of notification to pay dues or they will be removed
from the active participation and return to “inactive” status. Inactive members
are permitted to attend General and Committee meetings.
Article VII: Meetings
The General Membership Meeting shall be held annually on dates determined by
the Governing Committee.
The Governing Committee Meeting shall be held no less than quarterly unless
All members (active or inactive) in good standing may attend General and
Only Governing Committee members shall be permitted to vote at a Committee
The order of business for all meetings shall be as follows:
2. Reading of Minutes from previous General Meeting
3. Reading of Minutes from previous Committee Meeting.
4. Treasurer’s Report
5. Introduction of New Members
6. Report of Officers
7. Report of Committees
8. Old Business
9. New Business
10. Installation of New Officers
Article VIII: Officers
Section 1: Officers
The officers of SWMM shall consist of one (1) President, one (1) Vice President,
three (3) County Coordinators, Public Relations Officer, and the Qualifications
Officer, District Leaders, and Team Leaders.
The number of officers may vary according to changes that occur during the
growth of SWMMG
Section 2: Support Staff
SWMM staff positions support the organization operations. These are non-voting
members that are expected to attend Governing Committee meetings. They
include a Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Officer, and Web Master.
Section 3: Field Staff
Field staff are important to SWMM because they represent us directly to property
owners and membership in daily operations. Field staff positions consist of
District Leaders and Team Leaders.
Section 4: Governing Committee
The Governing Committee, hereafter referred to as “The Committee” shall consist
of at least the President, Vice President, three (3) County Coordinators, Public
Relations Officer, and the Qualifications Officer. A quorum to pass business at
any Committee Meeting shall be one-half of the members of the Committee.
The number of Committee members may vary according to changes that occur
during the growth of SWMM.
Section 5: Terms of Office
The term of office for SWMM Committee Officers shall be for five (5) years. All
officers myst be regular members in good standing.
Section 6: Removal of Officers
Officers are expected to be active participants filing their duties and attending
meetings. The Committee may remove any officer by a 2/3 majority vote.
Section 7: Vacancies of Offices
Positions vacated by completion of term shall be filled inaccordance with Article
IV section 2 Officer Class. Positions vacated due to resignation or expulsion shall
be filled by presidential appointment. These appointments shall serve the
remainder of the existing term when Article IV section 2 nominations and
confirmation votes shall be held.
Article IX Appointment of Officers and Staff
Section 1. Recommendation, Nomination and Confirmation
Recommendations for Officers shall take place at the January General
Membership Meeting . General Membership makes recommendations.
Initially, the president shall appoint the governing committee. At the regular
January General Membership meeting, the president shall call for officer
recommendations from the general membership. The president shall consider
these non-binding recommendations. Prior to the end of each term, the president
shall nominate governing committee members for each position. The existing
governing committee shall vote to accept or reject each nomination. A simple
majority is required to elect a member. If any nomination is rejected, the
president shall make a new nomination and a new vote will be conducted. A
governing committee member can serve an unlimited number of successive
terms. If any governing committee member leaves office, the president may
appoint a replacement to fill the term.
Section 2. Installment of Officers
The newly appointed officers shall be installed prior to the adjournment of the
March meeting and shall assume their duties at that time. All newly appointed
officers shall raise their right hand and answer “I will” to the following oath given
by the presiding officer-
On my honor as a sportsman and conservationist, I promise to act fairly,
to be unprejudiced in my decisions, to uphold the honor of my office, to abide by
the Constitution and Bylaws of this organization to the best of my ability and
further declare that I am not a member to any party whose beliefs are contrary
to those of this organization.
Article X- Duties of Officers and Staff
Section 1. Duties of the President
The president shall oversee the day-to-day operations and activities of SWMM.
He/She shalll be the presiding officer at all meetings according to parliamentary
procedure. When required, the president shall appoint one-half of the members
of each committee designated in the Bylaws before the General Membership
Meeting. The president and vice president shall have the power to expend the
necessary money for regular Organization operations and expenses normally
incurred in Organization functions. The president shall be the main point of
contact for municipal inquiries concerning SWMM. The president shall call for
committee reports at each meeting and may call for special meetings of SWMM.
Section 2. Duties of the Vice President
The Vice President shall assume the duties of the president when the president is
unavailable. The Vice President shall also perform special duties delegated by the
Section 3. Duties of the Secretary
The Secretary shall keep accurate computer-generated minutes of all General
Membership and Governing Committee meetings, send out notices, and answer
mail. The Secretary shall be required to have an up-to-date copy of the SWMM
Bylaws, Rules and Regulations at all meetings for use as a reference as required.
The secretary shall assist the President, Vice President, and the Governing
Committee in conducting the business of SWMM. The Secretary shall keep an up-
to-date list of all committee members and shall be charged with preserving and
filing all the important original documents of SWMM.
The Secretary sahll maintain a master list of all action items arising from official
SWMM meetings and report to the President the disposition and status of those
action items. Produce and publish an SWMM newsletter to keep the members
well-informed of SWMM activities. The newsletter should include the date, time
and location of meetings, and the name and telephone number of someone to
contact for further information. Also included is the meetings/activities agenda
and that visitors are welcome. On a continuing basis, collate relevant information
suitable for inclusion in the SWMM newsletter.
The Secretary shall keep accurate computer records of all biological and harvest
data collected by SWMM. The Secretary shall produce reports as requested by the
Section 4. Duties of the Treasurer
The Treasurer shall receive all moneys collected by and for SWMM, shall deposit
all money in approved financial institutions, and shall pay all financial
obligations when authorized by the President according to this Constitution. All
disbursements shall be made by check.
The Treasurer shall be responsible for preserving and maintaining all original
receipts for Organization expenditures and shall keep a written account of all
receipts, previous and current cash, checking, and savings account balances,
income and expenses. The Treasurer shall be responsible for giving a report
listing the above at General Membership and Committee meetings.
The Treasurer shall collect all dues and other receipts and shall maintain accurate
dues records in a Membership Roster. The Treasurer shall notify the Secretary
the dues status of all members.
Section 5. Duties of the Membership Officer
The Membership Officer shall keep accurate, up-to-date, computer generated
records of all members including names, address, telephone number, date-of –
birth, social security number, hunting license number, vehicle type, vehicle reg.
Number, assigned hunting area, dues status, date of acceptance, and any other
information the Governing Committee deems necessary. The Membership Officer
shall make sure that each applicant has attested to harvesting at least three big
game animals with a bow or gun and maintain a strict confidentiality with
membership records, and shall not release any member information to any
member, person or agent without the prior approval of the President.
Section 6. Duties of the Qualifications Officer
The Qualifications Officer shall coordinate and maintain records of all applicants
at SWMM testing sections. This includes preparation of all required forms before
the testing session(s), directing applicants through the application submittal
process at the testing session(s) and the collection of all required forms at the
completion of the testing session(s).
The Qualifications Officer shall require that each gun applicant hit a 6” circle at
40 yards and rifle applicants hit a 6”circle at 60 yards. The Bowhunter must
place three arrows equipped with broadheads in a 6” circle at 20-30 yards
(Article 12 section 1.) Schedule and supervise the testing of archers and gun
hunters at a location to be determined by the committee. Ensure that member
bow and gun hunters re-qualify at least annually. Record the results on the
masters list of members.
Section 7. Duties of the Pubic Relations Officer
The Public Relations (PR) Officer shall prepare for communication the mission
and efficacy of SWMM and present it to the governing committee for approval.
Once approved, the PR officer shall implement the strategy and oversee the
distribution of information to the public. This shall include all literature,
pamphlets, press –releases, flyers, advertisements, and public statements.
The PR Officer shall be responsible for advertising all testing and interview
sessions, including posting notices at archery and gun pro shops and submitting
press releases to all newspaper and television outlets. All advertising shall be
publicized not less than 45 days before the scheduled testing session. Including
posting notices at archery pro shops and submitting press releases to all
newspaper and television outlets. A advertising shall be publicized not less than
45 days before the scheduled testing session.
Section 8. Duties of the County Coordinators
The position of County Coordinators is one of great importance as related to both
image and efficiency. The County Coordinator shall act as the primary point of
contact for the day-to-day operations within a specific county. As such, the
County Coordinator must realize the importance of a positive, upbeat,
professional attitude when dealing with county leaders. There shall be one (1)
County coordinator for each County.
The County Coordinator shall maintain a working relationship with the county
personnel assigned to assist the program. Other duties shall include overseeing
all day-to-day activities in the county as they relate to SWMM’s program and to
develop sufficient sources within his/her county to keep abreast of activities that
will have a bearing on SWMM operations.
The County Coordinator is require to have hunting area maps approved by
municipal leaders and the President before releasing them to the members. The
County Coordinator shall be responsible for appointing District Leaders to
monitor hunting teams of six (6) to ten (10) members per team. He/she shall also
give the President a detailed verbal report each week as to the activities in his/her
Section 9. Duties of the District Leaders
The District Leaders shall survey his/her assigned geographical area to identify
suitable hunting properties that may benefit form SWMM management, obtain
maps of the area to be hunted, determine the number of hunters that will be
required, assign hunters to their areas, schedule meetings and work details for
members in their district.
The District Leader shall establish rapport with the landowners and neighbors in
the immediate vicinity of each property. Explain the mission and modus operandi
of SWMM and solicit cooperation in SWMM’s effort to reduce the local white tail
herd to manageable size, as determined by the landowner and a State game
biologist. Reassure them of the safe, effective and non-threatening nature of
hunting in general. Explain SWMM policies regarding safety (hunting from
protable deer stands), liability (insurance coverage) and wounding (no
guarantees but wounding will be kept to a minimum). Furnish each interested
landowner and concerned law enforcement officers with the names (only) of team
members participating in a managed hunt and the name and telephone number
of the supervising Team Leader as the contact point for any pertinent inquiry.
The District Leader shall scout each property to be managed to determine where
to park, entry and exist points, possible deer stand positions and how many team
members will be needed for each managed hunt. Submit a memo report to the
county coordinator containing a brief description of the property and a sketch or
map of the area. Also note, the location of the nearest Deer Check Station.
Section 10. Duties of Team Leaders
The Team Leaders shall be recommended to the Governing Committee by their
respective District Leaders.
The Team Leaders shall form a hunt group form the six to ten assigned by the
County Coordinator, be responsible for overseeing the actions of the members in
their assigned areas. They shall be responsible for disseminating information to
their assigned members in an expedient manner, shall relocate members within
their area (with District Leader and County Coordinators permission) and shall
maintain an ongoing dialogue with these members.
The Team Leaders shall address their assigned members concerns, and if
required consult with their County Coordinator concerning problems. The Team
Leaders shall see that their assigned members are acting in accordance with
organization rules and are responsible for reporting any infraction to the
Governing Committee. They shall also report all hunter relocation to the District
Section 11. Duties of the Webmaster
The Webmaster shall coordinate with the PR Officer to prepare a strategy
specifically oriented to the Internet for communicating the mission and efficacy
of SWMM and present it to the governing committee for approval. Once
approved, the Webmaster shall design and maintain a web site to implement the
strategy. The Webmaster shall attend Governing Committee meetings to collect
the necessary information for updating the web site.
Section 12. Duties and Powers of the Governing Committee
The Committee shall make final member selections from the pool of applicants.
A meeting of The Committee shall be held no less than quarterly on dates
determined by The Committee at a time other than that of the General
Each member of the Committee shall have one vote upon any motion to be voted
upon. The Committee shall have the powers of Bylaw amendment, as well as
suspension, expulsion, or any other disciplinary measure against any member
that may be required in accordance to these Bylaws. In the event that the
Committee is unable to reach a decision on a particular issue in question by
means of a 2/3 vote of the present Committee members, the President shall
collectively cast the deciding vote on the issue.
Only the Governing Committee shall have power and authority to modify or
abbreviate the Rules and Regulations of SWMM in any manner.
Article XI- Committees
The Governing Committee has the power to establish committees and delegate
authority as needed.
Article XII- Membership Rules and Regulations
The following Rules and Regulations are designed to ensure the safety of the
residents in areas being hunted as well as to maximize the projected harvest.
Read the following Rules carefully; they detail the procedures that all members
must follow. Members are expected to conform to all Regulations. All Rules and
Regulations must be strictly adhered to. Failure to comply with any or all stated
Regulations will result in the immediate suspension of hunting privileges.
In addition, the following Rules and Regulations are developed by the Governing
Committee. In order to maintain the integrity and purpose of SWMM, these
Rules and Regulations may only be modified by the Governing Committee.
Section 1. Shooting Proficiency Testing
The shooting proficiency test must be successfully completed in order to be
eligible for hunt consideration. The is as follows:
a.) The target face has four six inch circles which must be shot in a specific
order: Top left, Top Right, and Bottom
b.) Archers will shoot up to three arrows fitted with hunting broad heads.
Archers must place two out of three arrows within the circles at distances
of twenty and thirty yards. Gun hunters will shoot at a 6” circle at 40-60
yards. Field points are not permitted.
c.) Expandable or mechanical broad heads must have a minimum of 7/8”
cutting surface in fixed open position at all times in accordance with
Maryland Laws. (arrowhead widths must be at least 7/8” wide or expand
upon impact to the 7/8 “ width.)
d.) Shots must be placed within the circles. Arrow shafts “breaking” the circles
outline will be accepted. IBO scoring methods are not applicable. Shooting
results will be recorded by the Qualifications Officer and will not be made
public to the applicant or any individual other than the Governing
Section 2. Required Papers, Permits and Identification
Any required permits or authorization papers are the property of SWMM and will
be furnished to the hunter by SWMM prior to the commencement of property
management programs (P.M.P) or special hunts. The hunter must return these
papers to SWMM at the conclusion of a P.M.P or a special hunt or face the loss of
future membership privileges.
All archers shall be required to carryall permits, permission forms, and ID (such
as valid photo ID, an SWMM membership card, a copy of the kill permit or
current DCAP tag and a current Maryland hunting license) when hunting.
Section 3. Parking
Only vehicles registered in accordance with SWMM requirements shall be
permitted to be used during any P.M.P or special hunt.
All vehicles shall display an SWMM parking pass while the occupant is scouting
or hunting. Parking Passes will be provided by SWMM and are the property of
SWMM. All parking passes must be returned at the conclusion of the regular
hunting season; members not returning the parking pass will face possible loss of
future membership privileges.
Parking shall be permitted at designated areas only as per property owner’s
Section 4. Rules Regulations and Conditions.
The rules in this section represent the standard practices of SWMM. We will
execute individual agreements with each property owner. Those agreements may
waive certain of these restrictions or impose additional restriction for a paricular
property. Such an agreement will be provided to the hunter prior to being
assigned the property. The hunter is expected to red, understand, and follow that
agreement. It takes precedence over these standard practices for that property.
Obey all Maryland Game Laws.
You are a representative of SWMM and the sport of hunting. As such, treat
everyone you meet with courtesy and respect. At some point, you will encounter
someone who opposes your presence. DO NOT ENGAGE IN ARGUMENTS OR
BECOME ABUSIVE, even if verbally or physically assaulted. Leave the area
immediately, contact your Team Leader or County Coordinator and inform
him/her of the incident.
All hunters are required by SWMM to keep an accurate up-to-date log of all time
spent afield. The log must include at a minimum: dates, game harvested, and
time of harvest. The log books will be collected at the end of each season by the
member’s Team Leader, and will be returned before commencement of the next
You must be in your stand at the designated times set by the property owner.
All hunting shall take place form elevated tree stands. Tree stands shall be of the
non-damaging type and shall be placed a minimum of 10 feet above the ground.
All portable, “hang on” stands left in the woods must have all climbing aids
including climbing sticks, and tie on tree steps removed when the stand is not in
use. This is to ensure that children ets, are not able to climb the tree and fall
from the stand or steps.
Stand and locations may not be moved without the consent of the property
Stalking and/or still hunting is not permitted at any time. Shooting from the
ground will not be permitted at any time.
Permanent tree stands are not permitted
Screw in tree stands are not permitted.
Unless otherwise directed, animals are permitted to be field dressed in the
woods, provided that you are well away from any groves, trails, or other places
where non-hunters travel frequently. All entrails, viscera, skin, etc must be
immediately collected and placed in a disposable garbage bag. Under no
circumstances are “gut piles” or their remnants permitted to be left in the woods.
Harvested deer must be checked in at the designated location the same day they
are harvested. After completing the login form dispose of the entrails in the
Harvested animals may not be visible during transport in the community or
anywhere within County or County Park boundaries.
During special hunts, each participant shall be assigned one hunt area. You are
required to remain in your assigned area at all times. You may hunt another
persons area only with their permission and with the permission of the Team
All arrows used during the hunt must carry a unique identification code assigned
to each specific hunter by SWMM. Marking shall be accomplished by means of a
permanent marker on at least one vane or the shaft.
All hunters are required to wear a safety belt at all times. This includes ascent and
Use of a flashlight or some form of illumination device when entering or exiting
the woods is required.
Blaze orange must be worn and or displayed during the regular hunting season.
No member shall be permitted to remove, damage, alter or destroy any
belongings occurring on the landowners property. This includes but not limited
to foliage, crops and plants.
Successful hunters are encouraged to donate at least every third deer harvested to
the Hunters for the Hungary program.
All wounded animals must be tracked to a successful conclusion. If the animal
moves to private property, you are required to notify the local police department
as well as your Team Leader before tracking the animal any farther.
If you shoot an animal and are unable to locate it, contact your Team Leader
If you shoot an animal and the animal moves to or dies in a conspicuous area
such as a field, grove or roadway, remove the animal from the area and
contact your Team Leader, District Leader or County Coordinator
immediately. If they are not available immediately notify the
President of the incident.
All arrows/bullets must be accounted for. Members are required to notify Team
Leaders of all missing or un-recovered arrows or bullets.
All members are required to report any violations of the game law or SWMM
rules and regulations to your Team Leader. This includes violations or
trespassing by individuals other than SWMM members.
Occasionally hunters are approached by media looking for comments or photo
opportunities. Members are not authorized to represent SWMM to any media
outlet in any manner. Refer all parties with questions to the President or Public
Do not Litter or consume any alcoholic beverage or take any drugs
The Governing Committee will review any and all violations of the above stated
rules within 72 hours of the violation. All decisions made by the Committee
regarding violations will be final and without appeal.
Article XIII- Amendments to the Bylaws
The Bylaws of SWMM may be amended by a ¾ vote of the Committee members
present at the Governing Committee meeting.
A proposed amendment(s) may be made only by a member of the Governing
Committee. The amendment(s) must be presented at a General Membership
Meeting and a written notice must be mailed to each active and inactive Regular
member at least 10 days prior to the meeting where the amendment(s) are to be
presented for discussion. All members shall be given a reasonable amount of time
to voice their opinions. The amendment shall be voted on the next Governing