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Maryland

Hunting

Furbearer Seasons & Limits

Furbearer Seasons, Bag Limits, Locations and Resident Requirements 2022–2023

ALL SUNDAY HUNTING DATES ARE IN CERTAIN COUNTIES ONLY, SEE CHART.

Species

Open Season

Location

Bag Limit

Possession Limit

Beaver – Trapping Only

Dec. 15–March 15

All counties except Allegany and Garrett

No limit

No limit

Dec. 1–Mar. 15

Allegany and Garrett counties

No limit

No limit

Bobcat

Closed Season

Coyote

Firearms, Archery and
Airgun Hunting

Coyotes may be hunted year-round in all counties, day and night

No limit

No limit

Coyote and
Long-tailed WeaseL

Trapping

Nov. 15–Feb. 15

in that portion of the state east of the Chesapeake Bay and the Susquehanna River

No limit

No limit

Nov. 1–Feb. 1

in that portion of the state west of the Chesapeake Bay and the Susquehanna River

No limit

No limit

Fisher

Nov. 1–Feb. 1

All counties

2 per day

2 per season

Fox (Red and Gray)

Trapping, Firearms, Archery
and Airgun Hunting

Aug. 1–July 31

Charles and Dorchester counties

No limit

No limit

Nov. 15–Feb. 15

Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester counties

No limit

No limit

Nov.1–Feb. 1

Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s, St. Mary’s and Washington counties

No limit

No limit

Muskrat and Mink

Trapping Only

Nov. 15–Feb. 15

Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Howard and Washington counties

No limit

No limit

Jan. 1–March 15

Anne Arundel, Calvert, Caroline, Charles, Dorchester, Montgomery, Prince George’s, St. Mary’s, Talbot and Wicomico counties

No limit

No limit

Dec. 15–March 15

Baltimore, Cecil, Harford, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset and Worcester counties

No limit

No limit

Nutria

Aug. 1–July 31

All counties

No limit

No limit

River Otter – Trapping Only

Dec. 15–March 15

All counties except Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Howard, Montgomery and Washington

10 per day

10 per season

Dec. 15–March 15

Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery and Washington counties

2 per day

2 per season

Dec. 1–March 15

Allegany and Garrett counties

1 per day*

1 per season*

Raccoon and Opossum

Chasing - No Kill

Aug. 1–Oct. 14

March 16–July 31

All counties

Raccoon and Opossum

Firearms, Archery, Airgun and Dog Hunting

Oct. 15–March 15

Raccoons and opossums may be hunted in all counties, day and night

No limit

No limit

Raccoon, Skunk and Opossum

Trapping

Nov. 15–March 15

in that portion of the state east of the Chesapeake Bay and the Susquehanna River

No limit

No limit

Nov. 1–March 15

in that portion of the state west of the Chesapeake Bay and the Susquehanna River

Skunk – Firearms, Archery and Airgun Hunting

Nov. 1–March 15

All counties

No limit

No limit