Maryland Game Birds
The 45th Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest for 2014-2015
Sponsored by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. The design contest judging will be held in conjunction with the 44th Annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland on Sunday, April 27, 2014. The entries will be on display in D Hall of the Convention Center begining at 10am with the judging to be held at noon. Click here for information, rules and entry forms.
Migratory Game Birds
Maryland’s migratory game birds include 25 waterfowl species, mourning doves, woodcock, rails, gallinules, and snipe. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conducts two general types of migratory game bird studies: surveys of abundance and distribution and surveys of harvest and mortality. The DNR integrates this biological survey information, research findings, and social considerations into annual hunting regulation proposals.
Wild Turkey and Upland Game Birds
The Wild Turkey and Upland Game Bird Project manages populations and habitats of wild turkeys, ruffed grouse, bobwhite quail, and ring-necked pheasants. Although each of these species is managed differently due to their unique ecology, they are all important in providing recreational opportunities in Maryland through hunting and other wildlife-dependent recreation.
Packed with news, updates, harvest management information and scientific data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) in collaboration with flyway and state waterfowl managers. http://www.flyways.us
Hunting or Fishing License
Or, Call Toll-free 1-800-918-2870
Volunteers Making a Difference
A project in the Deal Island WMA impoundment is restoring emergent tidal marsh by trapping sediments with fencing. The sites are planted with spartina plugs to stabilize the sediments. Volunteers from Duck’s Unlimited and the Maryland Waterfowler’s Association assisted Wildlife and Heritage staff with planting in early May 2013.
Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Contest Winner
Winning entry for 2013-2014: Peaceful Swim by Paul Makuchal
Partners with the Maryland Wood Duck Initiative (MWDI)
MWDI's mission is to enhance Maryland’s wood duck population and to generate a greater appreciation of the wetland habitats in which they live by advocating and demonstrating the merits of a “best practices” approach in managed nest programs.
- Maryland Waterfowl
- 2013 Early Resident Canada Goose Seasons & Bag Limits
- Webless Migratory Game Birds
- Eastern Wild Turkey
- Quail & Pheasant
- Ruffed Grouse
- Guide to Hunting & Trapping in Maryland
- 2013-2014 Maryland Migratory Game Bird Hunting Seasons
- Peregrine Falcon Permit for 2013
- 2013 September Teal Season
- Canada Goose Hunting Zones Map
- Hunting Seasons Calendar
- Public Dove Fields
- Disabled Hunter Access
- Hunter Education Classes
- Wildlife Management Areas
- Harvest Information Program (HIP)
- The Migratory Game Bird Regulation Process
- Stamps Needed to Hunt Migratory Game Birds
- Game Bird Diseases Alerts
- Archery Hunter Survey
- Maryland Game Program