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Maryland

Everything you need to plan your hunting trips, from maps to regulations and beyond.

Overview

Known For

Home to some of the best waterfowl hunting anywhere

Terrain

Dominated by the Chesapeake Bay with surrounding salt marshes, creeks, and coves

Hunting Seasons

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Season Start Date End Date
Bear
Black Bear Hunting
Allegany, Frederick, Garrett, and Washington counties only.
Oct 25, 2021 Oct 29, 2021
Coyote
Hunting
Year round. No limit.
Jan 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2021
Deer
Antlerless Archery Region A
Sep 10, 2021 Oct 20, 2021
Deer
Antlerless Archery Region B
Sep 10, 2021 Oct 20, 2021
Deer
Antlered Archery Part 1
Statewide.
Sep 10, 2021 Oct 20, 2021
Deer
Antlerless Muzzleloader Region A
DNR public lands and all other lands
Oct 21, 2021 Oct 23, 2021
Deer
Antlered Muzzleloader Part 1
Statewide.
Oct 21, 2021 Oct 23, 2021
Deer
Antlerless Muzzleloader Region B
Oct 21, 2021 Oct 23, 2021
Deer
Antlered Archery Part 2
Statewide.
Oct 25, 2021 Nov 26, 2021
Deer
Antlerless Archery Region B
Oct 25, 2021 Nov 26, 2021
Deer
Antlerless Archery Region A
Oct 25, 2021 Nov 26, 2021
Deer
Antlerless Muzzleloader Region B
Oct 25, 2021 Oct 30, 2021
Deer
Antlered Firearm Part 1
Statewide.
Nov 27, 2021 Dec 11, 2021
Deer
Antlerless Firearm Region B
Nov 27, 2021 Dec 11, 2021
Deer
Antlerless Firearm Region A
All other lands.
Dec 10, 2021 Dec 11, 2021
Deer
Antlerless Firearm Region A
DNR public lands.
Dec 11, 2021 Dec 11, 2021
Deer
Antlerless Archery Region A
Dec 13, 2021 Dec 17, 2021
Deer
Antlerless Archery Region B
Dec 13, 2021 Dec 17, 2021
Deer
Antlered Archery Part 3
Statewide.
Dec 13, 2021 Dec 17, 2021
Deer
Antlerless Muzzleloader Region B
Dec 18, 2021 Jan 1, 2022
Deer
Antlered Muzzleloader Part 2
Statewide.
Dec 18, 2021 Jan 1, 2022
Deer
Antlerless Muzzleloader Region A
All other lands.
Dec 30, 2021 Jan 1, 2022
Deer
Antlerless Muzzleloader Region A
DNR public lands.
Jan 1, 2022 Jan 1, 2022
Deer
Antlered Archery Part 4
Statewide.
Jan 3, 2022 Jan 6, 2022
Deer
Antlerless Archery Region A
Jan 3, 2022 Jan 31, 2022
Deer
Antlerless Archery Region B
Jan 3, 2022 Jan 6, 2022
Deer
Antlerless Firearm Region B
Jan 7, 2022 Jan 9, 2022
Deer
Antlered Archery Part 5
Region A only.
Jan 7, 2022 Jan 9, 2022
Deer
Antlered Firearm Part 2
Region B.
Jan 7, 2022 Jan 9, 2022
Deer
Antlerless Archery Region B
Jan 10, 2022 Jan 31, 2022
Deer
Antlered Archery Part 6
Statewide.
Jan 10, 2022 Jan 31, 2022
Dove
Mourning Dove Part 1
Statewide daily bag limit of 15.
Sep 1, 2021 Oct 16, 2021
Dove
Mourning Dove Part 2
Statewide daily bag limit of 15.
Oct 23, 2021 Nov 26, 2021
Dove
Mourning Dove Part 3
Statewide daily bag limit of 15.
Dec 17, 2021 Jan 8, 2022
Duck
Early Teal
Daily bag limit of 6.
Sep 16, 2021 Sep 30, 2021
Duck
Western Zone
Regular duck season. See regulations for more details.
Oct 2, 2021 Oct 16, 2021
Duck
Eastern Zone
Regular duck season. See regulations for more details.
Oct 16, 2021 Oct 23, 2021
Duck
Sea Duck Zone
See regulations for more details.
Oct 30, 2021 Jan 7, 2022
Duck
Eastern Zone
Regular duck season. See regulations for more details.
Nov 13, 2021 Nov 26, 2021
Duck
Eastern Zone
Black duck season. See regulations for more details.
Nov 13, 2021 Nov 26, 2021
Duck
Western Zone
Black duck season. See regulations for more details.
Nov 20, 2021 Nov 26, 2021
Duck
Western Zone
Regular duck season. See regulations for more details.
Nov 20, 2021 Nov 26, 2021
Duck
Western Zone
Black duck season. See regulations for more details.
Dec 15, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Duck
Eastern Zone
Black duck season. See regulations for more details.
Dec 15, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Duck
Eastern Zone
Regular duck season. See regulations for more details.
Dec 15, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Duck
Western Zone
Regular duck season. See regulations for more details.
Dec 15, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Fox
Red & Gray Part 1
Charles and Dorchester counties. No limit.
Aug 1, 2021 Jul 31, 2022
Fox
Red & Gray Part 3
Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s, St. Mary’s, and Washington counties. No limit.
Nov 1, 2021 Feb 1, 2022
Fox
Red & Gray Part 2
Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen, Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester counties. No limit.
Nov 15, 2021 Feb 15, 2022
Goose
Early Western Resident
Canada goose.
Sep 1, 2021 Sep 25, 2021
Goose
Early Eastern Resident
Canada goose.
Sep 1, 2021 Sep 15, 2021
Goose
Light Goose Part 1
Daily bag limit of 25.
Oct 1, 2021 Nov 26, 2021
Goose
Late Resident Part 1
Canada goose.
Nov 20, 2021 Nov 26, 2021
Goose
Conservation Order 1
Light goose no limit.
Nov 29, 2021 Dec 11, 2021
Goose
Light Goose Part 2
Daily bag limit of 25.
Dec 13, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Goose
Late Resident Part 2
Canada goose.
Dec 15, 2021 Mar 10, 2022
Goose
Migratory Atlantic Population 1
Canada goose.
Dec 17, 2021 Jan 1, 2022
Goose
Migratory Atlantic Population 2
Canada goose.
Jan 13, 2022 Jan 31, 2022
Goose
Conservation Order 2
Light goose no limit.
Feb 1, 2022 Feb 4, 2022
Goose
Light Goose Part 3
Daily bag limit of 25.
Feb 5, 2022 Feb 5, 2022
Goose
Conservation Order 3
Light goose no limit.
Feb 7, 2022 Apr 15, 2022
Grouse
Ruffed Grouse
Statewide.
Oct 2, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Pheasant
Hunting
Statewide.
Nov 6, 2021 Feb 28, 2022
Quail Game Type
Private Lands West of I-83
Daily bag limit of 6, no more than 3 on DNR lands.
Nov 6, 2021 Jan 15, 2022
Quail Game Type
Private Lands East of I-83
Daily bag limit of 6, no more than 3 on DNR lands.
Nov 6, 2021 Feb 15, 2022
Quail Game Type
DNR Lands
DNR lands. Daily bag limit of 6, no more than 3 on DNR lands.
Nov 6, 2021 Dec 15, 2021
Rabbit
Cottontail
Statewide.
Nov 6, 2021 Feb 28, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Fall
Allegany, Garrett, and Washington counties only.
Oct 30, 2021 Nov 7, 2021
Turkey Game Type
Winter
Statewide.
Jan 20, 2022 Jan 22, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Spring Youth Day 1
Statewide.
Apr 16, 2022 Apr 16, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Spring Youth Day 2
Statewide except select counties.
Apr 17, 2022 Apr 17, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Spring
Statewide.
Apr 18, 2022 May 23, 2022

Licenses, Permits and Regulations

Hunting licenses, permits and regulations can be purchased on the official web site of Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Hunting GPS Maps

Maryland Hunting Map Layers App Overview Increase success as you layer state forests, wildlife management areas, private property and more over aerial imagery, and topographic basemaps, for the most accurate map on mobile device and desktop. See invisible property lines and seek permission with detailed private and public property boundaries and ownership names. View trails, […]

Wildlife Management Areas

Hunting Layers

MD Private Lands Preview

MD Private Lands

Over 2,100,000 parcels mapped by the onX team, this layer helps you know who the property owners are in Maryland. Tap any parcel to learn more info about the owner and acreage.

MD Gov Lands Preview

MD Gov Lands

onX has the most accurate public lands maps with over 850,000 acres in Maryland to help you plan your next adventure. Tap any public land parcel to learn more.

MD Deer Mgmt Zones  Preview

MD Deer Mgmt Zones

Maryland Deer Management Zones. Please hunt responsibly, obey all signage and have a safe legal hunt.


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