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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
Bear
Allegany, Frederick, Garrett, and Washington counties only.
Oct 24, 2022 Oct 29, 2022
Coyote
Coyote
Year round. No limit.
Jan 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Deer
Deer – Antlerless Archery Region B
Sep 9, 2022 Oct 19, 2022
Deer
Deer – Antlered Archery Part 1
Statewide.
Sep 9, 2022 Oct 19, 2022
Deer
Deer – Antlerless Archery Region A
Sep 9, 2022 Oct 19, 2022
Deer
Deer – Antlerless Muzzleloader Region A
DNR public lands and all other lands
Oct 20, 2022 Oct 22, 2022
Deer
Deer – Antlerless Muzzleloader Region B
Oct 20, 2022 Oct 22, 2022
Deer
Deer – Antlered Muzzleloader Part 1
Statewide.
Oct 20, 2022 Oct 22, 2022
Deer
Deer – Antlered Archery Part 2
Statewide.
Oct 23, 2022 Nov 25, 2022
Deer
Deer – Antlerless Archery Region B
Oct 23, 2022 Nov 25, 2022
Deer
Deer – Antlerless Archery Region A Part 2
Oct 23, 2022 Nov 25, 2022
Deer
Deer – Antlerless Muzzleloader Region B Part 2
Oct 24, 2022 Oct 29, 2022
Deer
Deer – Antlerless Firearm Region B
Nov 26, 2022 Dec 10, 2022
Deer
Deer – Antlered Firearm Part 1
Statewide.
Nov 26, 2022 Dec 10, 2022
Deer
Deer – Antlerless Firearm Region A
All other lands.
Dec 9, 2022 Dec 10, 2022
Deer
Deer – Antlerless Firearm Region A
DNR public lands.
Dec 10, 2022 Dec 10, 2022
Deer
Deer – Antlered Archery Part 3
Statewide.
Dec 12, 2022 Dec 16, 2022
Deer
Deer – Antlerless Archery Region B
Dec 12, 2022 Dec 16, 2022
Deer
Deer – Antlerless Archery Region A
Dec 12, 2022 Dec 16, 2022
Deer
Deer – Antlerless Muzzleloader Region B
Dec 17, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Deer
Deer – Antlered Muzzleloader Part 2
Statewide.
Dec 17, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Deer
Deer – Antlerless Muzzleloader Region A
All other lands.
Dec 29, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Deer
Deer – Antlerless Muzzleloader Region A
DNR public lands.
Dec 31, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Deer
Deer – Antlered Archery Part 4
Statewide.
Jan 1, 2023 Jan 5, 2023
Deer
Deer – Antlerless Archery Region A 4
Jan 1, 2023 Jan 31, 2023
Deer
Deer – Antlerless Archery Region B Part 4
Jan 1, 2023 Jan 5, 2023
Deer
Deer – Antlered Firearm Part 2
Region B.
Jan 6, 2023 Jan 8, 2023
Deer
Deer – Antlered Archery Part 5
Region A only.
Jan 6, 2023 Jan 8, 2023
Deer
Deer – Antlerless Firearm Region B
Jan 6, 2023 Jan 8, 2023
Deer
Deer – Antlerless Archery Region B
Jan 9, 2023 Jan 31, 2023
Deer
Deer – Antlered Archery Part 6
Statewide.
Jan 9, 2023 Jan 31, 2023
Dove
Mourning Dove – Part 1
Statewide daily bag limit of 15.
Sep 1, 2022 Oct 15, 2022
Dove
Mourning Dove – Part 2
Statewide daily bag limit of 15.
Oct 22, 2022 Nov 25, 2022
Dove
Mourning Dove – Part 3
Statewide daily bag limit of 15.
Dec 15, 2022 Jan 7, 2023
Duck
Duck – Early Teal
Daily bag limit of 6.
Sep 16, 2022 Sep 30, 2022
Duck
Duck – Western Zone Part 1
Regular duck season. See regulations for more details.
Oct 1, 2022 Oct 15, 2022
Duck
Duck – Eastern Zone Part 2
Regular duck season. See regulations for more details.
Oct 15, 2022 Oct 22, 2022
Duck
Duck – Eastern Zone Part 2
Regular duck season. See regulations for more details.
Nov 12, 2022 Nov 25, 2022
Duck
Duck – Western Zone Part 2
Regular duck season. See regulations for more details.
Nov 19, 2022 Nov 25, 2022
Duck
Duck – Eastern Zone Part 3
Regular duck season. See regulations for more details.
Dec 15, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Duck
Duck – Western Zone Part 3
Regular duck season. See regulations for more details.
Dec 15, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Fox
Fox – Red & Gray Part 1
Charles and Dorchester counties. No limit.
Aug 1, 2022 Jul 31, 2023
Fox
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, 2022 Feb 1, 2023
Fox
Fox – Red & Gray Part 2
Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen, Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester counties. No limit.
Nov 15, 2022 Feb 15, 2023
Goose
Goose – Early Western Resident
Canada goose.
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 24, 2022
Goose
Goose – Early Eastern Resident
Canada goose.
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 15, 2022
Goose
Goose – Light Goose Part 1
Daily bag limit of 25.
Oct 1, 2022 Nov 25, 2022
Goose
Goose – Late Resident Part 1
Canada goose.
Nov 19, 2022 Nov 25, 2022
Goose
Goose – Conservation Order 1
Light goose no limit.
Nov 28, 2022 Dec 10, 2022
Goose
Goose – Late Resident Part 2
Canada goose.
Dec 12, 2022 Mar 7, 2023
Goose
Goose – Light Goose Part 2
Daily bag limit of 25.
Dec 12, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Goose
Goose – Migratory Atlantic Population 1
Canada goose.
Dec 17, 2022 Jan 2, 2023
Goose
Goose – Migratory Atlantic Population 2
Canada goose.
Jan 13, 2023 Jan 31, 2023
Goose
Goose – Conservation Order 2
Light goose no limit.
Feb 1, 2023 Feb 3, 2023
Goose
Goose – Light Goose Part 3
Daily bag limit of 25.
Feb 4, 2023 Feb 4, 2023
Goose
Goose – Conservation Order 3
Light goose no limit.
Feb 6, 2023 Apr 15, 2023
Grouse
Ruffed Grouse
Statewide.
Oct 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Pheasant
Pheasant
Statewide.
Nov 5, 2022 Feb 28, 2023
Quail Game Type
Quail
Daily bag limit of 6.
Nov 5, 2022 Feb 15, 2023
Rabbit
Cottontail Rabbit
Statewide.
Nov 5, 2022 Feb 28, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Fall
Allegany, Garrett, and Washington counties only.
Oct 29, 2022 Nov 6, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Winter
Statewide.
Jan 19, 2023 Jan 21, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring Youth
Statewide except select counties.
Apr 15, 2023 Apr 16, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring
Statewide.
Apr 18, 2023 May 23, 2023

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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