Mi­gra­tory game bird hunt­ing sea­sons 2020-2021 to be­gin

The Dundalk Eagle - - BY THE PEOPLE -

The Mary­land De­part­ment of Nat­u­ral Re­sources has an­nounced the state’s 20202021 mi­gra­tory game bird hunt­ing sea­sons. Bag lim­its, sea­son dates, and shoot­ing hours can be found in the 2020-2021 Mary­land Guide to Hunt­ing and Trap­ping.

“The early mi­gra­tory game bird sea­sons give Mary­land’s hun­ters an ex­cit­ing way to kick off the sea­son,” Wildlife and Her­itage Di­rec­tor Paul Peditto said.

“With all the ex­cel­lent hunt­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties Mary­land has to of­fer, we’d like to en­cour­age our sports­men and women to in­tro­duce a young per­son to the ex­pe­ri­ence of a day afield.”

Sea­son dates are as fol­lows. Ex­cept where oth­er­wise noted, shoot­ing hours be­gin 30 min­utes be­fore sun­rise and end at sun­set for all early mi­gra­tory game bird hunt­ing sea­sons:

Dove, split sea­son

First Sea­son: Sept. 1 – Oct. 17 Sec­ond Sea­son: Oct. 24 – Nov. 27 Third Sea­son: Dec. 19 – Jan. 9, 2021 Dur­ing the first sea­son seg­ment only, shoot­ing hours are from noon to sun­set

Wood­cock, split sea­son

First Sea­son: Oct. 21 – Nov. 27 Sec­ond Sea­son: Jan. 11–23, 2021 Early res­i­dent Canada goose sea­son Eastern zone: Sept. 1–15

Western zone: Sept. 1–25

Hun­ters are al­lowed to use shot­guns ca­pa­ble of hold­ing more than three shot shells. Shoot­ing hours are ex­tended to a half-hour be­fore sun­rise to a half-hour af­ter sun­set. Teal, Sep­tem­ber sea­son

Sept. 16–30

Shoot­ing hours will be a half-hour be­fore sun­rise to sun­set. The daily bag limit is six.

All mi­gra­tory bird hun­ters, in­clud­ing landown­ers who are li­cense-ex­empt, must pur­chase a Mary­land Mi­gra­tory Game Bird Stamp/Har­vest In­for­ma­tion Pro­gram Per­mit and pos­sess the printed re­ceipt while hunt­ing.

All water­fowl hun­ters, ages 16 and older, must pos­sess a Fed­eral Mi­gra­tory Bird Hunt­ing and Con­ser­va­tion Stamp (Fed­eral Duck Stamp). Li­censes, per­mits, and stamps can be pur­chased on­line, by phone at 855-855-3906, by ap­point­ment at a de­part­ment ser­vice cen­ter, or at any of Mary­land’s 250 sport li­cense agents.

Hun­ters are en­cour­aged to re­port banded mi­gra­tory game birds on­line. Af­ter re­port­ing the banded bird, hun­ters will re­ceive a cer­tifi­cate of ap­pre­ci­a­tion that in­cludes all known bi­o­log­i­cal in­for­ma­tion on the bird they har­vested.

Any­one with ques­tions may con­tact the de­part­ment at 410-260-8540.

PHOTO BY LARRY HINDMAN

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