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Junior Hunt Days

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The following Junior Hunt Days are special days just for hunters under a certain age to hunt accompanied by a mentor. All young hunters participating in these days must have completed a hunter education course, possess a valid hunting license (or be exempt from license requirements), and be accompanied in the field by an individual who:

  • Is 21 years old or older.
  • Possesses a valid Maryland hunting license, or is exempt from hunting license requirements.
  • Is not afield with a firearm, bow or other hunting device.

The Maryland DNR does not provide specific hunting sites or mentors for these hunting days.

Junior Deer Hunt Days

November 16 & 17, 2013*
* Junior deer firearm hunting is open on Sunday, November 17 in Allegany, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Kent, Montgomery, Queen Anne’s, St. Mary’s, Somerset, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico, and Worcester counties on private lands only.

Junior Turkey Hunt days

April 12, 2014 (Statewide), April 13, 2014 (Sunday hunting in certain counties only)

Hunters 16 years of age or younger may participate in the Junior Deer and Turkey Hunts Days if the individual has completed a hunter education course and possesses a valid hunting license, or is exempt from Maryland hunting license requirements and has completed a hunter education course.

Junior Waterfowl Hunt days

Dates to be announced in September

Hunters 15 years of age or younger may participate in the Junior Waterfowl Hunt Days if the individual possesses a valid hunting license or is exempt from Maryland hunting license requirements. The individual must possess a Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp.

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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