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Key dates for hunting season

September 26, 2007

The following are key dates for the next hunting season in Maryland:

· Whitetailed deer bow season

Sept. 15-Oct. 17, Oct. 22-Nov. 23, Dec. 10-14, Dec. 31, 2007-Jan. 3, 2008 and Jan. 7-31, 2008.

· Deer muzzleloader season

Oct. 18-20, Oct. 22-27 (antlerless only) and Dec. 15-29.

· Deer regular firearms season

Nov. 10 (youth only), Nov. 24-Dec. 8 and Jan. 4-5, 2008

· Wild turkey

Fall season: Oct. 27-Nov. 3.

Spring season: April 12, 2008 (youth only), April 18-May 23, 2008.

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· Squirrel

Sept. 1, 2007-Feb. 29, 2008.

· Rabbit

Nov. 3, 2007-Feb. 15, 2008.

· Resident Canada goose

Sept. 1-25, Nov. 15-23 and Nov. 25, 2007-Feb. 15, 2008.

· Pheasant

Nov. 3-Dec. 31 (male only).

· Quail

Nov. 3, 2007-Jan. 15, 2008.

· Ruffed grouse

Oct. 6, 2007-Jan. 31, 2008.

· Crow

Aug. 15, 2007-March 15, 2008 (Wednesday-Saturday only).

Season dates might vary according to management zones or regions.

Maryland hunting licenses are $24.50 for adults, $10.50 for juniors (15 and younger) and $5 for seniors (65 and older). For certain types of hunting, special stamps might be required at an additional charge.

For information on hunting in Maryland, call 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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