Maryland Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 2 – February 15, 2022

Resident License Fees:

$24.50

Non-Resident License Fees:

$130
3-Day $45

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

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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




Woodcock

Maryland Woodcock Season

October 20 – November 26, 2021 and January 10 – January 22, 2022

Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession


Bobwhite Quail

Maryland Bobwhite Quail Season

Managed DNR Land: November 6 – December 15, 2021

Limits: 3 per day, 12 possession

East: November 6 – February 15, 2022

Limits: 6 per day, 12 possession

West: November 6 – January 15, 2022

Limits: 6 per day, 12 possession

*closed in Allegany and Garrett Counties


Ring-Necked Pheasant

Maryland Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

November 6 – February 28, 2022

Limits: 1 per day, 2 possession


Ruffed Grouse

Maryland Ruffed Grouse Season

October 2 – January 31, 2022

Limits: 2 per day, 4 possession