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Good ole Maryland

Postby BKScripto » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:11 pm

I grew up in Maryland, my Mom and Dad still live up there near Havre de Grace. I wanted to do some duck hunting around Susquehanna Flats while I visit them this year. So I start to look at the laws to refresh and make sure nothing has changed since I hunted up there last...

A non-resident can't hunt from an anchored boat unless accompanied by a resident :(


Am I missing something or is there other areas where I can hunt by myself from my boat?
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Re: Good ole Maryland

Postby Grey Dog » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:39 am

According to DNR (http://www.dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/li ... fshore.asp):
"Hunting from an anchored boat or while standing on the natural bottom is legal at a licensed blind site (see definitions above) or in specified waters of the state. The specified waters of the state where hunting by this method is allowed are the 1) Sea Duck Zone, the 2) Offshore Waterfowl Hunting Zone (often referred to as the gunning rig zone), 3) the nontidal waters of the Potomac River, and 4) adjacent to certain DNR-owned properties."
and
"However, in the Sea Duck Zone, Offshore Waterfowl Hunting Zone, or on the nontidal waters of the Potomac River, a nonresident may not hunt from a boat at anchor or while standing on the natural bottom unless accompanied by a Maryland resident."

And further:
"Under current law, in the Sea Duck Zone, Offshore Waterfowl Hunting Zone, or on the nontidal waters of the Potomac River, Conococheague Creek and the Monocacy River, a nonresident may not hunt from a boat that is drifting or being sculled unless accompanied by a Maryland resident."

According to DNR's map at: http://www.dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Hu ... ngZone.pdf
The Susquehanna Flats are part of the OWHZ.

I've always objected to segregating residents from non-resident licensees.

NOTE: I will not be held accountable for my interpretation of the MD Waterfowling regulations. I'm just a dumb engineer. :beer:

Good luck! :thumbsup:
And if you need a resident to go with PM me.

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Re: Good ole Maryland

Postby BKScripto » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:58 am

Thanks Grey Dog. That's he exact same assessment I made from their website. I also called this morning to clarify/confirm and got the same story from a DNR agent.

I'm all good with buying a license for $130 but that's kinda messed up to be that restricted.

FYI - I'm not just ragging on your state with an outsiders perspective. I grew up there and moved to NC when I was around 20 yrs old. I have a right to rag on it :)

It's a darn shame, I love the bay. I wanted to take my boat up and hunt layout style on the flats. My stepdad still lives up there but doesn't hunt, so he has no reason to tag a long.
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Re: Good ole Maryland

Postby Grey Dog » Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:13 pm

I'm with you on the NR restrictions. When I pay my $130 for the license I expect FULL privileges. BTW it's OK to rag on the Old Line State, in fact, it's one of our favorite past-times. :biggrin:
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Good ole Maryland

Postby BKScripto » Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:45 pm

What area do you live in? My parents live in Aberdeen. I was planning to hunt out of havre de grace on the flats.

January usually your best time to hunt?
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Re: Good ole Maryland

Postby assateague » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:24 pm

You sure it's that much? I think you can get a 3-day waterfowl for about $60.
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Re: Good ole Maryland

Postby Grey Dog » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:18 pm

I'm over near Laurel (I-95 & D.C. Beltway)

January's a good bet but the last couple of seasons have been weird. Never done the flats myself. I've been doing the Potomac and Patuxant Rivers. Always up for new places though.

Assa- You are correct. A 3-Day NR license is $45 + $9 for MD Stamp.

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Re: Good ole Maryland

Postby BKScripto » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:11 am

assateague wrote:You sure it's that much? I think you can get a 3-day waterfowl for about $60.


3-day is like $50 but I was planning to hunt all week.
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Re: Good ole Maryland

Postby BKScripto » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:16 am

Grey Dog wrote:I'm over near Laurel (I-95 & D.C. Beltway)

January's a good bet but the last couple of seasons have been weird. Never done the flats myself. I've been doing the Potomac and Patuxant Rivers. Always up for new places though.

Assa- You are correct. A 3-Day NR license is $45 + $9 for MD Stamp.

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I'll hit ya up if I decide to hunt up there. I was planning to hunt all week, but I might be able to do a Monday - Wednesday... Not sure if you're available during the week.
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Re: Good ole Maryland

Postby Grey Dog » Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:40 pm

Let me know. I can always make time for a Goose hunt.

Two 3-Day HL is less than a full season NR. 45 x 2= $90 vs $130

Look forward to hearing from you.

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Re: Good ole Maryland

Postby BKScripto » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:56 pm

PM coming at ya, GD.
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