Maryland

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

Government Lands: 11%

863,985 acres

Private Lands: 89%

7,075,779 acres

Maryland

Hunting Seasons

Deer

Total whitetail deer Boone and Crockett records for Maryland: 99

Antlered seasons bag limit: 2

Antlerless region A season bag limit: 2

Antlerless region B archery season bag limit: 15

Antlerless region B muzzleloader season bag limit: 10

Antlerless region B firearm season bag limit: 10

Management Zones

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Bonus Antlered Deer Stamp

Resident: $10 | Nonresident: $25

Archery Stamp

Resident: $6 | Nonresident: $25

Muzzleloader Stamp

Resident: $6 | Nonresident: $25

Regular Hunting License

Ages 16-64.

Resident: $24.50 | Nonresident: $130

Junior Hunting License

Under 16 years old.

Resident: $10.50 | Nonresident: $32.50

Senior Hunting License

Ages 65 and up.

Resident: $5 | Nonresident: $65

Bear

Total black bear Boone and Crockett records for Maryland: 1

Season bag limit: 1

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Black Bear Application

Resident: $15 | Nonresident: $15

Regular Hunting License

Ages 16-64.

Resident: $24.50 | Nonresident: $130

Junior Hunting License

Under 16 years old.

Resident: $10.50 | Nonresident: $32.50

Senior Hunting License

Ages 65 and up.

Resident: $5 | Nonresident: $65

Turkey

Total NWTF turkey records for Maryland: 81

Fall and winter season bag limit: 1 either sex

Spring season bag limit: 2 bearded

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Regular Hunting License

Ages 16-64.

Resident: $24.50 | Nonresident: $130

Junior Hunting License

Under 16 years old.

Resident: $10.50 | Nonresident: $32.50

Senior Hunting License

Ages 65 and up.

Resident: $5 | Nonresident: $65

Coyote

Season bag limit: no limit

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

3-Day Waterfowl & Small Game

Not valid for deer, bear, or turkey hunting.

Nonresident: $45

Regular Hunting License

Ages 16-64.

Resident: $24.50 | Nonresident: $130

Junior Hunting License

Under 16 years old.

Resident: $10.50 | Nonresident: $32.50

Senior Hunting License

Ages 65 and up.

Resident: $5 | Nonresident: $65

Fox

Season bag limit: no limit

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

3-Day Waterfowl & Small Game

Not valid for deer, bear, or turkey hunting.

Nonresident: $45

Regular Hunting License

Ages 16-64.

Resident: $24.50 | Nonresident: $130

Junior Hunting License

Under 16 years old.

Resident: $10.50 | Nonresident: $32.50

Senior Hunting License

Ages 65 and up.

Resident: $5 | Nonresident: $65

Pheasant

Daily bag limit: 2

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

3-Day Waterfowl & Small Game

Not valid for deer, bear, or turkey hunting.

Nonresident: $45

Regular Hunting License

Ages 16-64.

Resident: $24.50 | Nonresident: $130

Junior Hunting License

Under 16 years old.

Resident: $10.50 | Nonresident: $32.50

Senior Hunting License

Ages 65 and up.

Resident: $5 | Nonresident: $65

Grouse

Ruffed grouse daily bag limit: 2

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

3-Day Waterfowl & Small Game

Not valid for deer, bear, or turkey hunting.

Nonresident: $45

Regular Hunting License

Ages 16-64.

Resident: $24.50 | Nonresident: $130

Junior Hunting License

Under 16 years old.

Resident: $10.50 | Nonresident: $32.50

Senior Hunting License

Ages 65 and up.

Resident: $5 | Nonresident: $65

Quail

Daily bag limit: 6

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

3-Day Waterfowl & Small Game

Not valid for deer, bear, or turkey hunting.

Nonresident: $45

Regular Hunting License

Ages 16-64.

Resident: $24.50 | Nonresident: $130

Junior Hunting License

Under 16 years old.

Resident: $10.50 | Nonresident: $32.50

Senior Hunting License

Ages 65 and up.

Resident: $5 | Nonresident: $65

Duck

Daily bag limit: 6 in aggregate

Sea duck daily bag limit: 5 in aggregate

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

3-Day Waterfowl & Small Game

Not valid for deer, bear, or turkey hunting.

Nonresident: $45

Maryland Migratory Bird Stamp

Resident: $9 | Nonresident: $9

Federal Migratory Bird Stamp

Resident: $25 | Nonresident: $25

Regular Hunting License

Ages 16-64.

Resident: $24.50 | Nonresident: $130

Junior Hunting License

Under 16 years old.

Resident: $10.50 | Nonresident: $32.50

Senior Hunting License

Ages 65 and up.

Resident: $5 | Nonresident: $65

Goose

Early resident canada goose daily bag limit: 8

Late resident canada goose daily bag limit: 5

Migratory canada goose daily bag limit: 2

Light goose daily bag limit: 25

Conservation order daily bag limit: no limit

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

3-Day Waterfowl & Small Game

Not valid for deer, bear, or turkey hunting.

Nonresident: $45

Maryland Migratory Bird Stamp

Resident: $9 | Nonresident: $9

Federal Migratory Bird Stamp

Resident: $25 | Nonresident: $25

Regular Hunting License

Ages 16-64.

Resident: $24.50 | Nonresident: $130

Junior Hunting License

Under 16 years old.

Resident: $10.50 | Nonresident: $32.50

Senior Hunting License

Ages 65 and up.

Resident: $5 | Nonresident: $65

Snow Goose Conservation Order Hunting Season Permit

Resident: $5 | Nonresident: $5

Dove

Daily bag limit: 15

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

3-Day Waterfowl & Small Game

Not valid for deer, bear, or turkey hunting.

Nonresident: $45

Maryland Migratory Bird Stamp

Resident: $9 | Nonresident: $9

Regular Hunting License

Ages 16-64.

Resident: $24.50 | Nonresident: $130

Junior Hunting License

Under 16 years old.

Resident: $10.50 | Nonresident: $32.50

Senior Hunting License

Ages 65 and up.

Resident: $5 | Nonresident: $65

Rabbit

Cottontail daily bag limit: 4

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

3-Day Waterfowl & Small Game

Not valid for deer, bear, or turkey hunting.

Nonresident: $45

Regular Hunting License

Ages 16-64.

Resident: $24.50 | Nonresident: $130

Junior Hunting License

Under 16 years old.

Resident: $10.50 | Nonresident: $32.50

Senior Hunting License

Ages 65 and up.

Resident: $5 | Nonresident: $65