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Riparian Property Owners Now Can Apply for Shoreline Licensing

Deadline to License Waterfowl Blinds is May 31

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that owners of riparian, or waterfront, property can renew or apply for offshore blind and shoreline licensing by May 31, 2017.

Anyone who owns or has an owners’ permission to use riparian property may license their shorelines to establish stationary blinds or blind sites for hunting waterfowl, or to prevent others from licensing the shoreline at a later date.

Riparian property owners may license their shoreline for a period of one year for a $20 fee or three years for a $60 fee. Applications and fees must be postmarked by 11:59 p.m. May 31 or hand-delivered to the Department of Natural Resources by close of business that day. Landowners who miss the May 31 deadline may participate in an “open” licensing process that begins Aug. 1.

Applications and additional information are available here or by calling 410-260-8540 or 877-620-8367.