About Hunting in Maryland
There are many new things Maryland is offering and require a permit to enter into lotteries. There are do it yourself hunts being offered in 2020 for Pheasants that take place on public land. With so many different species offered in 90 species of mammals, 93 sand 400 birds as well as marine and freshwater fishes, 300 of them are rare which is why it is important to have hunters join in on what is going on.
We appreciate the biodiversity that is offered and keeping our great state protected and anything that is invasive or a threat under control so that we can live peacefully with a well balanced system.
Maryland Hunting Seasons
Big Game: Deer, Black Bear
Small Game: Rabbit, Squirrel, Bobcat, Coyote, Fox, Opossum, Otter
Bird: Turkey, Upland Game Birds, Crow, Dove, Coots, Canada Goose
Maryland Hunting Season Dates 2021
|Archery||9/11 – 10/21, 2020 & 10/25- 11/27, 2020 & 12/14- 18, 2020 & 1 / 3- 7, 1-11 -30, 2021||A||2 or more all seasons combined||Antlered, white tailed deer only Also open 1 / 8 – 10, 2021 in area|
|9/11-10/21, 2020 & 10/25-11/27, 2020 & 12/14-18, 2020 & 1/ 3 – 30, 2021||A||2 or more all seasons combined||Antlerless, white tailed deer only|
|9/11-10/21, 2020 & 10/25-11/27, 2020 & 12/14-18 2020 & 1/ 3-7, 2021 1/11-30, 2021||B||2 or more all seasons combined||Antlerless, white tailed deer only|
|9/11-10/21, 2020 & 10/25-11/27, 2020 & 12/14-18 2020 & 1/ 3-7, 2021 1/11-30, 2021||2 or more all seasons combined||Sika Deer|
|Firearms||Nov 28-Dec 12, 2020 & Jan 8- 10, 2021||2 or more all seasons combined||Antlered, white tailed deer Open 1 / 8 – 10 in region B|
|Dec 11-12, 2020||A||2 or more all seasons combined||Antlerless, white tailed deer only Only 12/12 on public lands|
|Dec 28-Dec 12, 2020||B||2 or more all seasons combined||Antlerless white tailed deer only|
12,2020 & Jan 8 -10, 2021
|2 or more all seasons combined||Sika Deer|
|Muzzleloader||10/22-24, 2020||? & A, respectively||2 or more all seasons combined||White tailed deer antlered as well as Antlerless white tailed deer and Sika Deer|
|B||2 or more all seasons combined||Antlerless white tailed deer only|
|12/19, 2020 – 1/2 ,2021||? & also /|
A (only Jan 2,
2021 on public
|2 or more all seasons combined||Antlered White tailed deer and also/ Antllerss white tailed deer and Sika Deer|
Maryland Hunting License Info
A bonus antlered deer stamp allows hunting license holders to take additional antlered deer during one of the hunting seasons (archery, muzzleloader, or firearms)
Purchase a license at : dnr.maryland.gov/Pages/licensing.aspx.
|Regular Hunting License||$24.50||$130|
|Resident Antlered Deer Stamp||$10||$25|
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A hunter must always carry personal photo ID, as well as permission to hunt on private land. A hunting license is required to hunt deer, An archery Stamp is required for archery deer season and when using bows during primitive deer hunt days. Archery equipment may be used to hunt deer during all deer seasons. Muzzleloading firearms can be used during all firearms as well. You can always volunteer to make a difference in the wildlife of Maryland, as well as outreach events, office activities you can become a naturalist or create a wildlife friendly backyards.
Either way you look at it there is something so everyone can help during the hunting season as well as around them also. With such a diverse state it’s easy to create your perfect atmosphere no matter if it’s in your own backyard, hunting or hunting in a neighbor’s backyard!
- A Maryland license is required to hunt geese during the light goose season, daily limit 25 no possession limit
- The Natural Resource police safety education and outreach unit provides the hunter education course required to obtain the certificate of competency in firearms and hunters safety
- Resident Jr hunters are entitled to a one time free annual hunting license, archery stamp and muzzleloader stamp upon successful completion of course.
Links to Official Sites
Buy License in Maryland: dnr.maryland.gov/Pages/licensing.aspx. Maryland State Regulation Site: https://dnr.maryland.gov/Wildlife/Pages/hunt_trap/home.aspx4 Maryland State PDF: https://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Documents/Maryland_Guide_to_Hunting_and_Trapping_2 020-2021.pdf