Maryland Hunting Seasons – Updated

Welcome to the Maryland Hunting Seasons page. Updated US Hunting Seasons for 2022-2023.

As part of our comprehensive guide to US Hunting Seasons By State on this page you will find out “When Is Hunting Season for Maryland?”

There is also general information on the different hunting seasons for a wide range of wild game species. You will find links to the relevant State Authority so you can make sure you have all the correct legal obligations in place before you start your hunt.

The Maryland hunting season website describes the hunting in this State as follows:

“Maryland is recognized as home to the largest white-tailed buck ever taken on the East Coast, it is the only place on the continent where you can hunt free-ranging sika deer, and it is the wintering grounds for wild waterfowl in the Atlantic flyway. Our fields, forests, and wetlands offer some of the finest outdoor experiences in the region. Featuring more than 500,000 acres of public land, we provide opportunities for all outdoor enthusiasts across the state.”

IMPORTANT. All care has been taking in preparing this hunting season information for you. Please check the relevant State Authority’s Website for further information and any changes to current US Hunting Season Regulations. We have provided a link to each States hunting season website for your convenience.

Maryland Deer Hunting Season

Maryland offers both White Tailed deer and Sika Deer hunting opportunities during hunting season. Hunting seasons are the same for both species.

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2022-2023*

General Firearms Nov 30-Jan 12
Muzzleloader Oct 17-26 & Dec 21-Jan 4
Bow Sept 6-Oct 16, Oct 20-Nov 29,

Dec 16-20 & Jan 1-31

Youth Hunt Nov 17

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Maryland Turkey Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2022-2023*

Spring Season Apr 18-May 23
Fall Season Oct 26-Nov 3
Winter Season Jan 23-25

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

 Maryland Small Game Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2022-2023*

Squirrel Sept 7-Feb 29
Rabbit Nov 2-Feb 29
Coyote Open all Year
Fox Aug 1- July 31 & Nov 15-Feb 15
Bobcat Closed
Racoon / Opossum Aug 1-Oct 14 & Mar 16-July 31

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website. Many small game seasons vary by counties.

Maryland Game Bird Hunting Season

A wide range of Game bird hunting opportunities are available in Maryland. Seasons vary by region.

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2022-2023*

Pheasant Nov 2-Feb 29
Quail Nov 2-Feb 15
Ruffed Grouse Oct 5-Jan 31
Regular duck Oct 12-19, nov 16-29 & Dec 16-Jan 31
Canada Goose (Early Resident) Sept 2-25
Canada Goose (Late Resident) Nov 23-29 & Dec 16-Mar 10

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Maryland Black Bear Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2022-2023*

General Season Oct 21-25

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

I hope you have found this State hunting season information helpful in planning your next great hunting adventure. Please feel free to share this page with your hunting buddies. In addition to these US Hunting Seasons by State pages, you may be interested in these posts.

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Good Luck!!