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Maryland Migratory Game Bird Hunting 2022-2023 Begins

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced the state’s 2022-2023 migratory game bird hunting seasons. Bag limits, season dates, and shooting hours can be found in the Maryland Guide to Hunting and Trapping. “Maryland hunters wait for September with anticipation as this month marks the beginning of the fall hunting season,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “Maryland’s diverse landscape and wonderful access to public land offer exciting opportunities for both experienced and new hunters alike.” 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. 15 (shooting hours are from noon to sunset) Second Season: Oct. 22 – Nov. 25 Third Season: Dec. 15 – Jan. 7, 2023 Woodcock, split season First Season: Oct. 19 – Nov. 25 Second Season: Jan. 9 – 21, 2023 Early resident Canada Goose season Eastern zone: Sept. 1 – 15 Western zone: Sept. 1 – 24 For the early Canada Goose season, hunters are allowed to use shotguns capable of holding more than three shot shells. Shooting hours are extended to a half-hour […]

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