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Welcome to 2024-25 Maryland Hunting

2024 Maryland Hunting Regulations Cover

New Hunting Opportunities and Regulations for 2024–2025

  • The Chronic Wasting Disease Management Area now includes Allegany, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Montgomery, and Washington counties. See Chronic Wasting Disease.
  • For Region A antlerless deer, hunters may now harvest two antlerless deer in a single weapon season. The daily bag limit is one antlerless deer. See Deer Seasons & Bag Limits.
  • The Region A antlerless deer firearm and muzzleloader seasons have each been expanded to eight days. See Deer Seasons & Bag Limits.
  • The Sea Duck and Offshore Waterfowl Hunting Zone boundaries have been expanded. See Migratory Game Bird Seasons & Limits.
  • The bag limit for red squirrels, gray squirrels, and fox squirrels is now consolidated into a single bag limit. See Small Game Seasons & Limits.
  • The fox and coyote trapping season has been extended by two weeks in both zones. See Furbearer Seasons & Limits.
  • American veterans who are officially deemed as unemployable by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are now eligible for a complimentary lifetime hunting license. See Hunting Licenses.
  • The fee for Non-Resident Sika Deer Hunting Stamp has increased. See Hunting Licenses.
  • The tax credit for venison donation has increased. See Managed Deer Hunting Programs.
  • Waterfowl hunters are no longer required to have the actual Federal Duck Stamp in their possession while hunting. Instead, they must possess a proof of purchase of the Federal Duck Stamp. See Migratory Game Bird Seasons & Limits.