Duck Season Maryland

Latest dates for the duck Hunting Season Maryland 2016-2017

 

SpeciesSeason DatesBag Limits (Daily)Possession Limits
---STATEWIDE---
Ducks (except black ducks), merganserOct 10 to Oct 17
Nov 14 to Nov 27
Dec 15 to Jan 30
6 Ducks in aggregate no more than:
5 long-tailed ducks
4 mallards (Max 2 hens)
4 scoters
3 wood ducks
2 scaup
2 pintails
2 redheads
2 canvasback
2 hooded mergansers
1 fulvous tree duck
1 mottled duck

upto 6 of all other species except harlequin ducks
3 times daily bag limit
Black DuckNov 14 to Nov 27
Dec 15 to Jan 30
13 times daily bag limit
CootsOct 10 to Oct 17
Nov 14 to Nov 27
Dec 15 to Jan 30
153 times daily bag limit
Mourning DovesSept 1 to Oct 10
Oct 31 to Nov 27
Dec 25 to Jan 15
1545
King & Clapper RailsSept 1 to Nov 910 (Max 1 King Rail)3 times daily bag limit
Sora & Virginia RailsSept 1 to Nov 92575
WoodcockOct 30 to Nov 27
Jan 15 to Jan 30
39
Common SnipeSept 30 to Nov 27
Dec 14 to Jan 30
824
CrowAug 15 to Mar 15 (Wed to Sat Only)No LimitNo Limit
Light Goose (Can include greater & lesser snow geese, Ross’s geeseOct 3 to Nov 27
Dec 14 to Feb 6
25No Limit
BrantDec 28 to Jan 3013
---SPECIAL SEA DUCK ZONE---
Sea Ducks (Scoters, Long-tailed, Eiders)Oct 3 to Jan 305 (Max 4 scoters)3 times daily bag limit
---EASTERN HUNT ZONE---
Early Resident Season:
Canada Goose
Sept 1 to Sept 15824
---WESTERN HUNT ZONE---
Early Resident Season:
Canada Goose
Sept 1 to Sept 15824
---AP GOOSE HUNT ZONE---
Migratory Atlantic Population:
Canada Goose, cackling goose, white-fronted goose
Nov 21 to Nov 27
Dec 15 to Feb 3
26
---LATE RESIDENT GOOSE HUNT ZONE---
Late Resident Season:
Canada Goose
Nov 21 to Nov 27
Dec 15 to Mar 9
515
---LIGHT GOOSE CONSERVATION SEASON ZONE---
Light Goose (Special Permit Required)Nov 30 to Dec 12
Feb 8 to Apr 1
No LimitNo Limit
---SEPTEMBER TEAL HUNT ZONE---
Teal (includes blue-winged or green-winged)Sept 16 to Sept 30618

Maryland duck season
For more detailed info check out the Maryland Department of Natural Resources website.

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