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Two Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days Announced

Experienced waterfowl hunters are invited to introduce young people to the sport during  Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days to be held on November 3, 2012 and February 9, 2013.

Youth ages 15 years or younger may hunt duck, geese, merganser and coot in public and private waterfowl hunting areas, when accompanied by an adult at least 21 years old who holds a valid Maryland hunting license or is exempt from the hunting license requirements.

The adult aid may call waterfowl, assist with decoys and retrieve downed birds, but may not possess a hunting weapon. Young waterfowl hunters must have a receipt showing they purchased a Maryland Migratory Game Bird Hunting Stamp. Hunters under 16 years old do not need to purchase a federal duck stamp.

The bag limits for the Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days are the same as the regular season, except:

Hunters with any questions may contact theWildlife & Heritage Serviceat410-260-8540.