Maryland Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 5 – February 15, 2020

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.

 

Woodcock

Maryland Woodcock Season

October 24 – November 29, 2019 and January 11 – January 25, 2020

Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession


Bobwhite Quail

Maryland Bobwhite Quail Season

Managed DNR Land: November 2 – December 14, 2019

Limits: 3 per day, 12 possession

East: November 2 – February 15, 2020

Limits: 6 per day, 12 possession

West: November 2 – January 15, 2020

Limits: 6 per day, 12 possession

*closed in Allegany and Garrett Counties


Ring-Necked Pheasant

Maryland Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

November 2 – February 29, 2020

Limits: 1 per day, 2 possession


Ruffed Grouse

Maryland Ruffed Grouse Season

October 5 – January 31, 2020

Limits: 2 per day, 4 possession