Maryland’s youth hunters, veterans, and military personnel will be afforded a great opportunity to experience the tradition of waterfowl hunting on two special hunt days: Nov. 4, 2023 and Feb. 3, 2024. “The Department is very pleased to offer these special hunting days,” said Maryland Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Heritage Director Karina Stonesifer. “We encourage Maryland’s waterfowl hunting community to share the legacy of conservation with youths and veterans not only on these two special hunt days, but many times throughout the season. The more new hunters we can immerse in our outdoor heritage, the more people will appreciate, value, and conserve the diverse wildlife habitats that exist in our state.” Those 16 years of age or younger and military veterans (as defined in section 101 of title 38, United States Code) of any age and members of the Armed Forces on active duty, including members of the National Guard and Reserves on active duty (other than for training) may hunt ducks, geese, and coots on both public and private land on these two days. Youth hunters must be accompanied by an unarmed adult at least 21 years old or by eligible military personnel also participating in the […]
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