OK, since you want to question me as if it is a personal attack on you, know the laws before you call some one out! I am not attacking you, I am pointing out that if you are anchoring on the creek bottom, or standing on the creek bottom you are trespassing. Most time laws are broken when hunting through lack of knowledge, not on purpose. No one is accusing you on purposely breaking the law.
I stated the laws as written in the Maryland Hunting regulations and can be read here!http://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/licenses/offshore.asp
The only river and creeks legal without landowner permisison to hunt are the Potomac River, Conococheague Creek and the Monocacy River.
Hunting waterfowl from a boat that is drifting or being sculled (or paddled) was formerly termed "sneakboating". Hunting from a boat that is drifting or being sculled is legal only in specified waters of the state. The specified waters of the state where hunting by this method is allowed are the Sea Duck Zone, the Offshore Waterfowl Hunting Zone (often referred to as the gunning rig zone) and the nontidal waters of the Potomac River, Conococheague Creek and the Monocacy River.
A person hunting waterfowl from a boat that is drifting or being sculled in the nontidal waters of the Potomac River, Conococheague Creek and the Monocacy River must stay at least 250 yards from all licensed offshore stationary blinds or blind sites or any other person hunting waterfowl offshore. However, there is no general requirement to remain a certain distance from shore. There are some areas on the nontidal Potomac River and most of Conococheague Creek and the Monocacy River, where the bottom of the river is privately owned. You may float over these privately owned areas but you may not walk on the bottom unless you have the written permission of the landowner.
Maryland own the bottom of the Potomac, but not other creeks. You are only allowed to float hunt in the Conococheague Creek and the Monocacy River without permission. If you get landowner permission, you can hunt the banks or bottoms of any owned areas of any creek or river. Just because a law officer saw you and did not do anything does not mean you are not wrong. Many Federal Park rangers don't know the game laws and they don't have jurisdiction to enforce Maryland laws. If they question what you do they would stop you on Federal Property and all a MD Ranger.
I talk to the DNR officer any chance I have. I am not only a moderator here on this board but also the MDWFA region 5 director. Your free to call me if you wish, My cell phone number is on the website under region 5. If you think I have something wrong, feel free to point it out and the reference for your opinion. I only stated a fact that if you are hunting on creeks and anchored, you are trespassing. I am not attacking you, but trying to inform you before being fined.
Remember, I am not attacking you, but pointing out the laws as I know them and understand them. This is a discussion not an attack or argument. If you disagree, point out facts and reference to support your position.
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