Maryland Hunting Seasons Dates (Updated)

Welcome to the Maryland Hunting Seasons page. Updated US Hunting Seasons for 2021-2022.

As part of our comprehensive guide to US Hunting Seasons By State on this page you will find out “When Is Hunting Season for Maryland?”

There is also general information on the different hunting seasons for a wide range of wild game species. You will find links to the relevant State Authority so you can make sure you have all the correct legal obligations in place before you start your hunt.

Maryland Hunting Seasons Dates (Updated)

The Maryland hunting season website describes the hunting in this State as follows:

“Maryland is recognized as home to the largest white-tailed buck ever taken on the East Coast, it is the only place on the continent where you can hunt free-ranging sika deer, and it is the wintering grounds for wild waterfowl in the Atlantic flyway.

Our fields, forests, and wetlands offer some of the finest outdoor experiences in the region. Featuring more than 500,000 acres of public land, we provide opportunities for all outdoor enthusiasts across the state.”

IMPORTANT. All care has been taking in preparing this hunting season information for you. Please check the relevant State Authority’s Website for further information and any changes to current US Hunting Season Regulations. We have provided a link to each States hunting season website for your convenience.

Maryland Deer Hunting Season

Maryland offers both White Tailed deer and Sika Deer hunting opportunities during hunting season. Hunting seasons are the same for both species.

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
General FirearmsNov 30-Jan 12
MuzzleloaderOct 17-26 & Dec 21-Jan 4
BowSept 6-Oct 16, Oct 20-Nov 29,Dec 16-20 & Jan 1-31
Youth HuntNov 17

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Maryland Turkey Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
Spring SeasonApr 18-May 23
Fall SeasonOct 26-Nov 3
Winter SeasonJan 23-25

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

 Maryland Small Game Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
SquirrelSept 7-Feb 29
RabbitNov 2-Feb 29
CoyoteOpen all Year
FoxAug 1- July 31 & Nov 15-Feb 15
BobcatClosed
Racoon / OpossumAug 1-Oct 14 & Mar 16-July 31

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website. Many small game seasons vary by counties.

Maryland Game Bird Hunting Season

A wide range of Game bird hunting opportunities are available in Maryland. Seasons vary by region.

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
PheasantNov 2-Feb 29
QuailNov 2-Feb 15
Ruffed GrouseOct 5-Jan 31
Regular duckOct 12-19, nov 16-29 & Dec 16-Jan 31
Canada Goose (Early Resident)Sept 2-25
Canada Goose (Late Resident)Nov 23-29 & Dec 16-Mar 10

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Maryland Black Bear Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
General SeasonOct 21-25

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

I hope you have found this State hunting season information helpful in planning your next great hunting adventure. Please feel free to share this page with your hunting buddies. In addition to these US Hunting Seasons by State pages, you may be interested in these posts.


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