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Maryland Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 7 – 
February 15, 2018

Maryland Bird Hunting

 

Resident License Fees:
$24.50

Non-Resident License Fees:
$130
3-Day $45 

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*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific
Ruffed Grouse

Maryland Ruffed Grouse Season

October 7 – January 31, 2018

Limits: 2 per day, 4 possession

Woodcock

Maryland Woodcock Season

October 27 – November 24, 2017 and January 12 – January 27, 2018

Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession

Bobwhite Quail

Maryland Bobwhite Quail Season

Managed DNR Land: November 4 – December 15, 2017

Limits: 3 per day, 12 possession


East: November 4 – February 15, 2018

Limits: 6 per day, 12 possession


West: November 4 – January 15, 2018

Limits: 6 per day, 12 possession

*closed in Allegany and Garrett Counties

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Maryland Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

November 4 – December 31, 2017

Limits: 1 per day, 2 possession

Bird Hunting Buddies

Upland with Friends

It’s easy for me to get caught up in this solo pursuit. The rhythm of walking to the horizon with shotgun in hand appeals to my obsessive nature. Shut out the world and follow the dogs. Simple. Quiet. Rewarding. But decades ago I came to be a bird hunter because of friends sharing their experience … Read more

Brian Koch
Lab with Ptarmigan

Whitetailed Demons

Something is wrong with me. Any other sane bird hunter would have packed up and moved to the interior where the bird numbers and density are greater. But I’m entrenched in the Kenai and I can’t get away from it. I’ve shot a Whitetailed Ptarmigan already. I’ve seen where they live. I know their confounding … Read more

Brian Koch
Bird Hunting Locations

Center of the Bird Hunting Universe

In our free time we tend to think in terms of upland birds, and this leads us down many paths, most of which are somewhat insane hence we don’t share. But, sometimes it’s just too good to ignore. This is one of those times, so follow along. The Breeding Bird Survey is a government collaboration … Read more

Brian Koch