2010 Early Migratory Game Bird Seasons
ANNAPOLIS (Aug canada goose new york buy . 12, 2009) The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently announced the 20092010 early migratory game bird hunting seasons canada goose new york buy .
The dove season marks the standard oncoming of hunting activity each year in Maryland and can open Tuesday, September 1 and continue through October 10 . The second and third split seasons will be November 14 to 27 and December 18 to January 2 . The daily bag limit for doves continues to be increased to fifteen this year .
The early resident Canada goose season will open September 1 and run through September 15 within the Eastern zone . In the Western zone, the growing season will continue through September 25 . The daily bag limit is eight geese each day . Noisy . resident Canada goose season hunters can use shotguns able to holding more than three shotshells and shooting hours are extended to onehalf hour past sunset .
“Both bluewinged and greenwinged teal populations are very well above their long-term averages and the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has approved additional days for the September teal season,” said DNR Game Bird Section Leader Bill Harvey . “We are pleased to offer hunters more chance of these early migrants this season . ”
The dates for that September teal season are September 16 to 30 . Shooting hours for the September teal season are sunrise to sunset .
Official shooting hours are onehalf hour before sunrise to sunset for all migratory game bird hunting EXCEPT for:
mourning doves during the first season segment, when shooting hours are from noon to sunset,
teal during the September teal season when shooting hours are sunrise to sunset, and
early (September) resident Canada goose season when shooting hours are onehalf hour before sunrise to onehalf hour after sunset .
All migratory bird hunters, including landowners who are license exempt, are required to obtain the Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp/HIP Permit . Hunters must hold the printed receipt showing evidence of purchase of the Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp while hunting migratory game birds .
All waterfowl hunters age 16 and also over must possess the Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (federal duck stamp) . Hunters are still necessary to sign the Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp and also have it in their possession while hunting waterfowl . Hunters might not possess or use nontoxic shot larger than size T or use or possess any lead shot while hunting these species . . canada goose new york buy .