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Maryland Offshore Blind and Shoreline Licensing Open

Applications Must Be Submitted and Postmarked by May 31

Photo of offshore waterfowl hunting blind

Photo by Lori R. Bramble

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now accepting offshore waterfowl blind and shoreline license applications for riparian (waterfront) property owners.

Riparian property owners, or anyone granted permission by the owner, may license their shoreline allowing them to establish offshore stationary blinds or blind sites for hunting waterfowl, and/or prevent others from hunting the shoreline at a later date.

Applicants must submit paperwork and fees by mail, postmarked no later than May 31, 2020. Property owners may license their shoreline in a one-year or three-year increment, at a cost of $20 per year. Landowners who miss the May 31 deadline may participate in the “open” licensing process that begins August 4, 2020.

Applications and information on laws related to shoreline licensing for riparian property owners are available online or by calling the Wildlife and Heritage Service at 410-260-8538, toll free at 1-877-620-8367.