Self-Guided Opportunities
Location Hunting blind sites in the Days Cove Area, Cunninghill Cove and and Hart-Miller Island, owned by Gunpowder Falls State Park, 410-592-2897
Baltimore County
Access Public boat ramps located at Mariner's Point Park in Joppatowne, Bowerman's Marina and the Dundee Creek Marina. Hart-Miller Island can be reached from marinas in the Edgewood area. Launching fees apply. A durable boat is necessary to reach all blind sites.
Season Check the Hunting and Trapping in Maryland Guide for seasons for specific waterfowl
Suitable For Families? No
Hazards/Restrictions Hunters must have a permit, a waterfowl license and appropriate stamps from DNR. Contact the DNR Gwynnbrook Office at 410-356-9272. Check the Hunting and Trapping in Maryland Guide for seasons and bag limits. A boat is required to reach the blind sites. Beware of severe wind, weather and related boating hazards. Weather conditions can change rapidly. Check tide charts.
Potable Water/Restrooms Available at the public boat ramps.
Natural Features Days Cove sites are located at the confluence of the Little and Big Gunpowder Falls, Maryland's only true river delta, with sinuous creeks and backwaters. A variety of wetland vegetation provide optimum waterfowl habitat. Hart-Miller Island is located in open water of the Chesapeake Bay. Nearby dredge ponds support vast numbers of waterfowl.
Historic/Cultural Features None
Guiding Call Gunpowder Falls State Park, 410-592-2897
Camping None
Other Points of Interest None
Other Accommodations Bed and breakfast located in Middle River. Hotels and motels available in towns of White Marsh, Edgewood and Dundalk.
Fees or Permits Call the DNR Gwynnbrook Office at 410-356-9272, for information on permit fees.
Description Shotgun hunting for waterfowl by permit on the Gunpowder River and Hart-Miller Island in the Chesapeake Bay. Abundant wetland vegetation provides excellent waterfowl habitat for Canada Geese, Mallards, Wood Ducks, Mergansers and Teal and some less common species such as Shovelers.

Resources Recommended Gear and Safety Tips
  • Provide your own sturdy boat and foul weather gear
  • Weather changes quickly on the Bay
  • Have a good knowledge of water conditions on the Chesapeake Bay
  • Check the Hunting and Trapping in Maryland Guide for seasons and bag limits