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September 19, 2005

Following are key dates for the next hunting season in Maryland:

  • Whitetailed deer bow season

    Sept. 15-Oct. 19, Oct. 24-Nov. 25, Dec. 12-16 and Jan. 2-31, 2006.

  • Deer muzzleloader season

    Oct. 20-22, Dec. 17-30 (antlered only), Dec. 31.

  • Deer regular firearms season

    Nov. 12 (youth only), Nov. 26-Dec. 9 (antlered only), Dec. 10.

  • Wild turkey

    Fall season: Oct. 29-Nov. 5.

    Spring season: April 15, 2006 (youth only), April 18-May 23, 2006.

  • Squirrel

    Sept. 3, 2005-Feb. 28, 2006.

  • Rabbit

    Nov. 5, 2004-Feb. 15, 2006.

  • Resident Canada goose

    Sept. 1-24, Nov. 15-25 and Dec. 8, 2005-Feb. 15, 2006.

  • Pheasant

    Nov. 5-Dec. 31.

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  • Quail

    Nov. 5, 2005-Jan. 14, 2006.

  • Ruffed grouse

    Oct. 1, 2005-Jan. 31, 2006.

  • Crow

    Aug. 15, 2005-March 15, 2006 (Wednesday-Saturday only).



  • Season dates may vary according to management zones or regions.

    For information on hunting in Maryland, contact the Department of Natural Resources, Western Maryland Regional Office, 3 Pershing St., Room 110, Cumberland, MD 21502. The telephone number is 301-777-2136, and the fax number is 301-777-2029.

    Area hunters may contact Maryland DNR at Indian Springs Wildlife Management Area, 14038 Blairs Valley Road, Clear Spring, MD 21722. The telephone number is 301-842-2702, and the fax number is 301-842-0072.

    The DNR Web site is at www.dnr.state.md.us

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