Maryland Hunting Seasons

John Lewis

2024-2025 Maryland Hunting Seasons New Regulations & Dates

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Let’s delve into Maryland’s hunting calendar, explore the array of game species, and uncover the top outdoor destinations. Ready to embark on this journey?

Important Resources

Deer Hunting Regulations

Deer Season

MDNR Regulations

Maryland Hunting Season

Bear

Turkey

Furbearer

Upland birds

Pheasant

Quail

Grouse

Migratory & Waterfowl Period

Falconry, Extended (Statewide)

Hunting Location

Though Maryland is home to a relatively small amount of public hunting area, it is spread out evenly throughout the state. It’s easy to go on a private outdoor trip.

Wildlife-protected areas.

The Wildlife & Heritage Service manages Maryland’s 64 WMAs. Combined, these lands come to around 128,000 acres. Nineteen of twenty-three counties have WMAs.

State-owned and operated parks

Some of state parks even encourage it. Roughly four thousand acres of territory may be found here. Each state park has its own games, season, and regulations.

MD hunting Calendar PDF Download

License Fees

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Contacts

Address

Wildlife & Heritage Service Headquarters

580 Taylor Ave.,

Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone Number

1-877-620-8DNR (8367) (Within the State)

410-260-8DNR (8367) (From Outside State)

FAQ

How much is Maryland hunting license?

Residence and age determine hunting license prices. Nonresidents fees are $130.00 for 16–64, $65.00 for 65+, and $32.50 for under-16 with written authorization. Residents pay $24.50 for ages 16–64, $10.50 for under-16s with permission, and $5.00 for 65+.

Where can I hunt Duck in Maryland?

Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic coast are prime hunting grounds. Although majority of the Chesapeake’s coastline is privately owned, pursuers do have access to a few great wilderness management areas.

Both Fishing Bay and Taylors Island WMAs allow public waterfowl. See Sea Duck Zones for duck locations at sea. Generally, stay 800 yards from the shore.

What animals can be legally hunted in Maryland?

Deer, turkey, ducks, geese, coyotes, raccoons, foxes, and small game species are common. Antlerless deer seasons manage female deer populations in particular places.

Who can hunt without a license in Maryland?

Hunting licenses are not required for certain residents. This covers locals and nonresidents who hunt on their property and nonresidents who own contiguous farmland in Virginia and Maryland but live in Virginia. Active-duty military members stationed in the state do not require a license if they have official leave orders.

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