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October 24, 2013

Two Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days Announced

by Martha

youth-huntingExperienced waterfowl hunters are invited to introduce young people to the sport during Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days to be held on November 2, 2013 and February 8, 2014.

Youth ages 15 years or younger that are licensed or license-exempt 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 ages 15 and younger 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 questions may contact the Wildlife and Heritage Service at 410-260-8540.

Keep up to date with DNR’s Wildlife & Heritage Service on Facebook and Twitter @MDDNRWildlife.

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