DNR Announces Canada Goose Hunting Dates At
Sassafras Natural Resource Management Area, Tuckahoe State Parks
QUEEN ANNE – The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) State Forest and Park Service today announced the dates for waterfowl hunting for migratory Canada Geese at Sassafras Natural Resources Management Area (NRMA) and Tuckahoe State Park. As in the past, hunting will be by permit only.
This year’s dates for migratory Canada Goose hunts are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from Nov. 18-26 and Dec. 18-Jan. 29, 2005. All goose hunting permits will be issued through a lottery drawing. Goose hunting applications must be received at the Tuckahoe State Park by the close of business (4:30 PM) on Oct. 15.
Permits will be selected by random drawing on Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. Results of the drawing will not be given out over the telephone. To receive an application, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Tuckahoe State Park, 13070 Crouse Mill Road, Queen Anne, MD 21657. Applications can also be downloaded from the DNR website at http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/tuckgoosepermit04.html and http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/sassgoosepermit04.html. Only one application per hunter is permitted.
A $10 non-refundable service charge must accompany each goose application. Mail the application and $10 check or money order with a self addressed stamped envelope to Sassafras NRMA c/o Tuckahoe State Park 13070 Crouse Mill Road, Queen Anne, MD 21657. Hunters selected from the lottery will be notified of the hunting date and blind location by mail. An additional $30 service charge is required one week prior to the selected date. If the service charge is not received by the noted date, the permit to hunt will be voided.
Hunting hours are from ˝ hour before sunrise to 1 p.m. Hunters will be required to leave the area by 2 p.m. Hunters must hunt from their assigned blind only. Canada Geese, Snow Geese and other waterfowl harvested at Sassafras NRMA will be considered part of the daily and season bag limit. Consult the guide to Hunting and Trapping in Maryland for details. Hunting party is limited to four (4) hunters maximum.
Drive and parking is permitted in designated areas only which will be posted. Hunting permit must be displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle. Weather and ground conditions may dictate that hunters will be required to walk or haul gear to the blind. Handcarts and sleds are permissible.
For more information, or details, contact Tuckahoe State Park at 410-820-1668 (M-F between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM).