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Maryland Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 1 – 
February 15, 2017

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 1 – January 31, 2017

Limits: 2 per day, 4 possession

Woodcock

Maryland Woodcock Season

October 28 – November 25, 2016 and January 13 – January 28, 2017

Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession

Bobwhite Quail

Maryland Bobwhite Quail Season

Managed DNR Land: November 5 – December 15, 2016

Limits: 3 per day, 12 possession


East: November 5 – February 15, 2017

Limits: 6 per day, 12 possession


West: November 7 – January 15, 2017

Limits: 6 per day, 12 possession

*closed in Allegany and Garrett Counties

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Maryland Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

November 5 – December 31, 2016

Limits: 1 per day, 2 possession

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Kansas Bird Hunting in Perspective

I make the annual pilgrimage to Kansas to reunite with old friends and family.  It reminds me of where my passion for bird hunting was first kindled.  Because this year was no exception to the rule, Kansas seemed like the right place to bring together our young Jornada Llewellin Rio with our veteran flusher Wyatt … Read more

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South Dakota Hunting

South Dakota’s Ringed Circus (part 1)

It may not be the greatest show on Earth, but for those in pursuit of the  Chinese Rooster it’s not far from it. I rolled into the Black Hills of western Dakota a week before the trumpeted pheasant opener in order to get some spring back in the legs and give Wyatt, my black lab … Read more

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Late Season Bobwhite

3000 Miles for One Bird

The sun is dipping into the horizon and the thermometer reads 19° when the dogs and I return to the truck after hunting the final day of upland season in Kansas. A quick check of the fitness band reveals I’ve hiked over 12 miles in eight inches of new snowfall. The dogs never stopped hunting … Read more

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