Youth, Veterans and Military Waterfowl Hunting Day February 6 | thebaynet.com | TheBayNet.com
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Young Maryland hunters, veterans and servicemen can experience the thrill of hunting fields and wetlands on a special waterfowl hunting day on February 6.
“The opportunity to provide special youth hunts is now part of our annual waterfowl hunting traditions, and we are pleased to extend this privilege to our veterans and military personnel,” said the Service Director. of Wildlife and Heritage, Paul Peditto. “This day gives our young hunters and military personnel time to share the magic of the marshes and fields of Maryland.”
Hunters 16 years of age or younger, military veterans of any age (as defined in Section 101 of Title 38 of the United States Code), and members of the armed forces on active duty, including members of the National Guard and active duty reserves (other than for training) may hunt ducks, geese and coots on public and private lands during Special Hunt Day. Young hunters must be accompanied by an unarmed adult at least 21 years of age or by eligible military personnel also participating in the hunt. All eligible adult hunters and mentors must have a Maryland hunting license or be exempt from hunting license requirements.
Any adult participating in this hunt will need to purchase both a Maryland Migratory Bird Stamp and a Federal Duck Stamp. Young hunters, including those with a apprentice license, you must purchase a Maryland Migratory Bird Stamp, but you do not need to purchase a Federal Duck Stamp if you are under 16.
the bag limits because the hunting days are the same as the regular seasons except:
Hunters with questions can contact the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Heritage Service at 410-260-8540.