The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced the state’s 2021-2022 migratory game bird hunting seasons. Bag limits, season dates, and shooting hours can be found in the 2021-2022 Maryland Guide to Hunting and Trapping. “Maryland hunters wait for September with a high degree of anticipation as this month marks the beginning of the fall hunting seasons,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “Our diverse landscape and abundant access to public land offer exciting opportunities for both experienced and new hunters alike. We wish a safe and memorable season to all who venture outdoors in Maryland this fall.” Season dates are as follows. Shooting hours begin 30 minutes before sunrise and end at sunset for all early migratory game bird hunting seasons except as noted below: Dove, split season First Season: Sept. 1 – Oct. 16 (shooting hours are from noon to sunset) Second Season: Oct. 23 – Nov. 26 Third Season: Dec. 17 – Jan. 8, 2022 Woodcock, split season First Season: Oct. 20- Nov. 26 Second Season: Jan. 10-22, 2022 Early resident Canada Goose season Eastern zone: Sept. 1-15 Western zone: Sept. 1-25 For the early Canada Goose season, hunters are allowed to use shotguns capable of holding more than three […]
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