Split-Season Hunt for Migrating Waterfowl

Press Release, Maryland Department of Natural Resources 

Photo of Canada geese in flight
Photo by Larry Hindman

Maryland’s migratory Atlantic Population Canada goose hunting season begins Nov. 17, and is split into two segments: Nov. 17 through Nov. 23, 2018, and again from Dec. 14, 2018 through Feb. 2, 2019.

Thedaily bag limitis two geese a day in theCanada Goose Hunting Zone.

“Hunting geese during gives waterfowl hunters a chance to spend time in the field with friends and family as they attempt to harvest a goose for the table,”Wildlife and Heritage ServiceDirector Paul Peditto said. “The sights and sounds of a goose hunt, complete with decoy placement, hard working retrievers and the camaraderie of the blind, are what bring Maryland goose hunters back year after year.”

The possession limit for all migratory game birds is three times the daily bag limit. More information on waterfowl seasons, regulations and license requirements is availableonline.Licenses, stamps, and permits may be purchasedonline,by phone at 855-855-3906, at aregional service centersor at any one of the more than250 retailersstatewide.

Hunters with questions may call 410-260-8540.