The two-week firearm deer season opens November 29 and runs through December 13, 2014. Hunters who possess a valid Maryland hunting license or are exempt from license requirements may use firearms to harvest white-tailed and sika deer during this season. Read more
Maryland’s migratory Atlantic Population (AP) Canada goose hunting season runs from November 22 through November 28, and again from December 16 through February 4, 2015.
The daily bag limit is two geese per day in the AP Canada goose hunt zone. The possession limit for all migratory game birds is now three times the daily bag limit. For more information on waterfowl seasons, regulations and license requirements, visit Waterfowl in Maryland. Read more
Young hunters can hone their skills with the help of an experienced adult November 1, 2014 and February 7, 2015. During these two Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days, hunters ages 15 and younger may hunt ducks, geese, mergansers and coots on public and private lands when aided by a qualifying adult.
The use of motorized boats, except those powered by electric motors, will again be prohibited at the Deal Island and Fairmount Wildlife Management Area (WMA) impoundments this hunting season, October 1 through March 31. DNR established the regulation last year to make these areas more appealing to birds, thus creating a better hunting area. Read more
The proposed 2014-2015 late waterfowl hunting seasons and bag limits are now available. DNR will accept public comment on the proposed regulations through August 19, to be finalized in early September after DNR reviews citizens input and obtains approval from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Read more
Waterfowl hunters may apply to receive their blind site licenses for the 2014-2015 hunting season starting August 5. A lottery for the opportunity to choose blind sites will occur at the locations listed below. Dates and instructions are as follows: Read more
DNR seeking partner shooting ranges and sportsmen’s groups
The National Shooting Sports Foundation awarded a $25,000 grant to DNR’s Wildlife and Heritage Service to help create a new Maryland Hunting and Shooting Sports Outreach Program to provide ‘next step’ assistance for novice hunters and shooters of all ages to feel comfortable engaging in these activities. Read more
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds riparian (waterfront) property owners who want to apply for offshore blind and shoreline licensing that applications are due by mail June 1. Riparian property owners, or those with permission from the property owner, may license the shoreline to establish stationary blinds or blind sites for hunting waterfowl, or to prevent others from licensing it at a later date. Read more