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maryland water ways and creeks

Postby bambibuster101 » Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:43 pm

Do you need any kind of permit or blind site to hunt the water ways in maryland? what about hunting the creeks through public hunting land or from shore on the public hunting lands. I was told i needed a blind site or hunt where blinds sites where allowed, this true? thanks for any info.
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Postby Weber » Sat Oct 11, 2008 7:01 pm

Thats a good question, that I have been wondering myself....
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Postby mplhunter » Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:00 pm

Yes call DNR it is all about the $$$$$$$$$
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Postby Weber » Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:03 pm

mplhunter wrote:Yes call DNR it is all about the $$$$$$$$$


Its always about the money........ :biggrin:
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Postby Cupped-n-Committed » Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:42 am

You can not hunt most creeks, but you can hunt the shore line once you get permission from the landowner. many areas of the bay you need a blind site and you missed that. There are lots of public blinds you can try and sign up for. Hit the MD dnr website to find them.
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Postby bambibuster101 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:45 pm

what about on public hunting land the creeks that go back through them, we take a boat back up in them, can we hunt in the boat or from land, the creeks in the public hunting land neck down to sometimes only 15 feet wide or less and something they are 40 feet wide but surrounded all my public hunting land that you can sika hunt on without a permit, so can you also duck hunt from land or water? thanx for info
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Postby roger5828 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:55 pm

The short answer is no. When you get your hunting license you need to buy a $35 managed hunt permit and then you can get into the lottery system for designated blind sites. Most of the sites are garbage but there are some good spots available.
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Postby bambibuster101 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:47 pm

so where can i use my boat blind haha?
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Postby dekeburt » Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:42 am

Check out these links. This might help:

Info on hunting from boats, anchored or drifting, standing on bottom, list of public land where you can hunt offshore, etc... : http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/offshore.html

Map of blind sites (you can register for sites that aren't taken): http://atlas.mdmerlin.net/blinds/

Info on licensing sites: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/dnrnews/pres ... 0808a.html

Seaduck Zone: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/seaducks.html

There are also a few rivers where you can hunt while drifting, or set up on the shore on an island. Search the DNR site for info. I forget which ones they are.
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Postby bambibuster101 » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:15 am

thank you that was the info i was looking for!! :thumbsup:
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Postby Trailman » Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:59 pm

The correct answer is yes, no and it depends. Some public land is open access. Some you need the managed hunt permit for and some you need a free permit (Helps them keep track of people). The open land you just go where you want, the permitted land is a generally call in reservation system. The blind site lottery is basically all the non-WMA etc etc, tidal shoreline. Thats held each August in the applicable counties. Ask more specific questions for more specific answers.
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Postby Weber » Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:31 am

I was out crabbing yesterday, and seen boats out on the river hunting. Is there a permit required for that, or what.......

It seems like they just launch and go out there?
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Postby rmh » Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:45 pm

Those guys would have the stake blind permits someone else mentioned.
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Postby Weber » Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:48 pm

But there is no blinds?

They just go where ever there want?

So if you get a blind permit, you can hunt anywhere in that whole river?
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Postby rmh » Sun Nov 09, 2008 2:18 pm

They're supposed to stay within a certain distance from their stake location which was drawn earlier in the summer. Most guys with those locations use boats.
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Postby Weber » Sun Nov 09, 2008 2:23 pm

So there is an actual stack on the shore, that has a number on it?
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Postby rmh » Sun Nov 09, 2008 2:30 pm

In the water with the blind number and some other info. At least that's the way it's supposed to be.
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