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Canada Goose Hunting Dates Set For Sassafras N.R.M.A. And Tuckahoe State Park
ANNAPOLIS, MD — Sassafras Natural Resources Management Area (N.R.M.A.) and Tuckahoe State Park will allow waterfowl hunting for migratory AP (Atlantic Population) Canada geese on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from November 15 through 23, 2007 and December 15, 2007 to January 26, 2008. Hunting hours are from one half-hour before sunrise to sunset, and hunters must hunt from their assigned pit only.
As in the past, all hunts will be by permit only. All goose hunting permits will be issued through a lottery drawing. Goose hunting applications must be received at Tuckahoe State Park by the close of business, 4:30 p.m., on October 22, 2007. Permits will be selected by random drawing on October 24, 2007 at 1 p.m. Successful applicants will be notified by mail. 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 may also be downloaded from the DNR website at http://www.dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/eastern/tuckahoe.html. Only one application per hunter is permitted.
Canada geese, snow geese and other waterfowl harvested at Sassafras N.R.M.A and Tuckahoe State Park will be considered part of the daily and season bag limit. Consult the Guide to Hunting and Trapping in Maryland 2007-2008 for details. Hunting parties are limited to a maximum of four (4) hunters.
Driving and parking is permitted in designated areas only, which will be posted. Hunting permits 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 pit. Handcarts and sleds are permissible.
For more information about hunting in Maryland, visit http://www.dnr.maryland.gov/huntersguide/index.asp.
September 10, 2007
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