Maryland Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 6 – 
February 15, 2019

Maryland Bird Hunting

Resident License Fees:
$24.50

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

Purchase License Online

Visit State DNR Website

*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

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State Drought Monitor – Upland hunting conditions are often highly dependent upon moisture for both habitat production and bird survival.

Ruffed Grouse

Maryland Ruffed Grouse Season

October 6 – January 31, 2019

Limits: 2 per day, 4 possession

Woodcock

Maryland Woodcock Season

October 24 – November 23, 2018 and January 7 – January 26, 2019

Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession

Bobwhite Quail

Maryland Bobwhite Quail Season

Managed DNR Land: November 3 – December 15, 2018

Limits: 3 per day, 12 possession


East: November 3 – February 15, 2019

Limits: 6 per day, 12 possession


West: November 3 – January 15, 2019

Limits: 6 per day, 12 possession

*closed in Allegany and Garrett Counties

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Maryland Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

November 3 – December 28, 2018

Limits: 1 per day, 2 possession

Dad with Rooster

Making Kansas Memories

Opening day in Kansas occupies a sacred  place for me since this is the territory  where my upland obsession really took hold years ago. The bulk of the state has a dismal bird forecast like much of the rest of the Midwest this year. There are some bright spots which have been deemed the north … Read more

New Mexico Sunset

Embrace the Hunting Curve

I kicked off this season hunting the entire month of September without ever pulling the trigger—for birds, not for big game, not for a once-in-a-lifetime tag draw. I never even came close. True, the Himalayan Snowcock might be the most challenging hunt in the country. This was my second attempt at those demons and I … Read more