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T idewater Trader July 29, 2020 Page 19 WILD TURKEY, WINTER SEASON January 21-23 * , Statewide (1 per fall and winter season combined, either sex) WILD TURKEY, SPRING SEASON Junior Hunt April 17/18 * , 2021 Apr 19-May 24 (daily bag limit 1 bearded turkey; possession limit of 2 bearded turkeys per season) * Visit http://dnr.maryland.gov/huntersguide/Documents/ Hunting_Seasons_Calendar.pdf for Sunday hunting details SEPTEMBER TEAL SEASON September 16-30 • (daily bag limit 6 Teal (blue-winged and green-winged teal), possession limit 18) LIGHT GOOSE (Greater and Lesser Snow Geese and Ross’s geese) October 1-November 27 • December 14-January 30, Feb. 6 (daily bag limit 25, no possession limit) DEER Region B: Includes Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Queen Anne’s, St. Mary’s, Somerset, Talbot, the eastern portion of Washington County, Zone 1), Wicomico and Worcester Counties. TOTAL Antlered Bag Limit is 2 total for all seasons combined, no more than 1 in any weapon season, and a third antlered white-tailed deer may be taken only in Region B as a bonus antlered deer. TOTAL Antlerless Bag Limit is 15 for Archery season, 10 for Muzzleloader season and 10 for Firearms season. ARCHERY September 11-October 21 • October 25* • October 26*-November 27 December 14-18 • January 3* • January 4-7 • January 11-30* February 1-3 Primitive Deer Hunt Days ‡ MUZZLELOADER October 22-24 (antlered) October 17-26 (antlerless) December 19-January 2 February 1-3 Primitive Deer Hunt Days ‡ JUNIOR DEER HUNT DAYS - Saturday & Sunday, November 14/15 † 3 White-tailed Deer - no more than 1 may be antlered; Deer taken by junior hunters during the Junior Hunt Days do not count towards the regular Archery, Muzzleloader, or Firearm season bag limits † Sunday Junior Deer Hunt Day is open on November 15, 2020 on private lands only in Allegany, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Kent, Montgomery, Queen Anne’s, St. Mary’s, Somerset, Talbot, Washington (Regions A & B), Wicomico and Worcester Counties. SHOTGUN November 28-December 12 • January 8-10 * Visit http://dnr.maryland.gov/huntersguide/Documents/Hunting_Seasons_Calendar.pdf fo r Sunday hunting details ‡ Hunters may only use long bows, recurve bows, or flintlock and sidelock percussion muzzleloaders during these days YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNTING DAY Saturdays, Nov. 7 AND Feb. 6 *** *** For 1 AP Canada Goose, 2 Brant, 25 Light Geese, 6 Ducks, and 15 Coots ATLANTIC POPULATION CANADA GOOSE (MIGRANT) December 18-January 2 • January 13-30 (daily bag limit 1 bird, possession limit 3 birds) LIGHT GOOSE CONSERVATION ORDER SEASON November 30-December 12 • February 1-5 • February 8-April 15 (no daily bag limit or possession limit) BRANT SEASON November 18-27 • December 28-January 30 (daily bag limit 2 per day, possession limit 6) REGULAR DUCK SEASON (Except Black Duck) INCLUDING COOTS October 10-17 • November 14-27 • December 15-January 30 - See Duck Daily Bag Limit BLACK DUCK SEASON November 14-27 • December 15-January 30 ( daily bag limit 2 black ducks) SEA DUCK SEASON (In the Special Sea Duck Zone - Black Scoters, Common and King Eiders, Long-Tailed Ducks, Surf Scoters and White-winged Scoters) October 31-January 8 (daily limit 5 birds - no more than 4 eiders, 4 long-tailed ducks or 4 scoters) Official shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset for the following, unless otherwise noted. Possession limit is twice the daily bag limit, unless otherwise noted. All dates are inclusive. Official shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset for all waterfowl hunting, unless otherwise noted. Possession limit is twice the daily bag limit except for snow geese. All dates are inclusive. 2020-2021 Hunting Seasons MOURNING DOVES September 1-October 17 * (*shooting hours 12noon-sunset) October 24-Nov. 27 • December 19-January 9 (daily bag limit 15 birds, possesion limit 45 birds) SPECIAL EARLY RESIDENT CANADA GOOSE - EASTERN ZONE ** September 1-15 (daily bag limit 8 per day) (**shooting hours (1/2) hour before sunrise to (1/2) hour after sunset) SQUIRREL - RED OR PINEY September 5-February 27 (no limit) PHEASANT November 7-February 28 (daily limit 2) MUSKRAT & MINK (trapping only) December 15-March 15 (no limit) FOX (Red and Gray) Firearms, Archery, Airgun and Trapping Nov. 14-Feb. 15 (no limit) EASTERN COTTONTAIL RABBIT November 7-February 27 (daily limit 4) QUAIL Nov 7-February 15 (daily limit 6) COYOTE Firearms, Archery and Airgun Year-Round in all counties Day and Night, No limit Trapping November 14-February 15 (no limit) SQUIRREL - GRAY & EASTERN FOX September 5-February 2 7 (daily bag limit 6) Maryland 2020 Black Bear Hunt Lottery Now Open Application Deadline August 31 st ; Drawing September 3 rd The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now accepting applications for the 2020 Black Bear Hunt Lottery. Successful applicants will receive a permit valid for the five-day hunting season, which will take place October 26 th – 30 th in Allegany, Frederick, Garrett, and Washington counties. The department will issue 950 hunting permits this year, an increase of 150 from the previous season. The annual bear hunt is an important management tool used to slow the increase of Maryland’s black bear population and limit expansion of Maryland bears into the eastern suburbs and cities. “Maryland’s closely regulated, sustainable black bear hunt is now in its 17 th year,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto said. “This hunt has been help- ing us achieve our management goal of limiting the growth of our bear popula- tion, while ensuring a secure and sustainable future for this remarkable species.” Hunters may apply for the lottery online or at one of more than 250 hunting and fishing license agents across the state. Hunters need a valid DNR ID number to participate. All entries must be completed by 11:59pm on August 31 st and must be accom- panied by a $15 nonrefundable application fee. Only one application per person will be accepted; submitting duplicates can result in disqualification and forfei- ture. The drawing will be held on September 3 rd , and the winners will be notified shortly thereafter. The Black Bear Damage Reimbursement Fund is open for voluntary contribu- tions by hunters when they apply for their permits. This fund directly reimburses Maryland farmers who have suffered agricultural damage caused by black bears. Since the fund was started over 20 years ago, it has paid more than $130,000 in eligible claims. For more information, please visit www.news.maryland.gov/dnr or call toll-free 1-877-620-8DNR (8367) Did You Know? Crows love shiny objects! Don’t leave your watch on the picnic table while you work in the yard. 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