If you're looking for places to hunt, the state game commission offices will supply a list of public hunting lands for the asking. Maryland lists such lands in a booklet that comes with the hunting license.

In addition to public lands, 700,000 acres of privately owned Virginia timberlands are available to hunters for a small permit fee, for example; to find similar opportunities, send self-addressed, stamped envelopes with your questions about costs and locations to: Westvaco, Virginia Woodland, P.O. Box WD, Appomattox 24522; Continental Forest Industries, Woodlands Division, P.O. Box 1041, Hopewell, Virginia 23860. Continental also offers maps for $2; Chesapeake Corporation of Virginia, West Point 23181. One Virginia company, the Glatfelter Pulpwood Co., P.O. Box 868, Fredericksburg 22401, also has acreage in southern Maryland. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope and state what state you want to hunt in.

An excellent atlas with detailed maps and information called "Freshwater Fishing & Hunting in Virginia" is available for $11.95 from the Alexandria Drafting Co., 6440 General Green Way, Alexandria 22312; call 750-0510.

Federally owned National Forests can be hunted and there are a number of them in this area. Write for a list: Forest Service, USDA, P.O. Box 2417, Washington 20013.

For a free publication of fee-hunting preserves, mostly stocked with pheasant, quail, chukar partridge and mallard ducks, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to National Shooting Sports Foundation, P.O. Box 1075, Riverside, Connecticut 06878. --GENE MUELLER.