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08.03.02.00.htm 08.03.02.00. Title 08 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES Subtitle 03 WILDLIFE Chapter 02 Use of Wildlife Areas Authority: Natural Resources Article, §10-205, 10-801, and 10-808, Annotated Code of Maryland
08.03.02.01.htm 08.03.02.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) Bait.. a) “Bait” means fruit, vegetables, nuts, hay, corn, wheat, other feed, salt, or other mineral-based attractant intentionally placed, exposed, deposited, distributed, or scattered so as to serve as an attraction or enticement to forest game birds or mammals.b) “Bait” does not include standing crops or where fruit, vegetables, nuts, hay, corn, wheat, other
08.03.02.02.htm 08.03.02.02. 02 Wildlife Management Area System.. A. The wildlife management area system consists of the units in §B of this regulation as delineated on maps filed in the Office of the Secretary of Natural Resources.B. Wildlife Management Areas.. Name of Area. County. Avondale. Carroll. Belle Grove. Allegany. Billmeyer. Bodkin Island. Queen Anne’s. Bowen. Prince George’s. Browns Branch. Cedar Island. Somerset. Cedar Point. Charles. Cheltenham. Chicamuxen. Chicone Creek Woods. Gravel Hill Swamp.
08.03.02.03.htm 08.03.02.03. 03 Wildlife Sanctuary or Wildlife Refuge.. A. Except by a use permit from the Service, on Service controlled lands and waters posted as “Wildlife sanctuary” or “Wildlife refuge” a person may not engage in or attempt to:1) Catch;. 2) Harass;. 3) Hunt;. 4) Intentionally disturb;. 5) Kill; or. 6) Pursue any wildlife.. B. Violation of any provision or restriction of the permit shall constitute a violation of this regulation.
08.03.02.04.htm 08.03.02.04. 04 Vehicles on Service Controlled Lands or Waters.. A. A person may not operate or possess a vehicle on Service controlled lands and waters without a use permit from the Service except:1) Licensed automobiles, boats, motorcycles, and trucks that operate on those roads, trails, or waterways:a) Open to automobiles or general boat traffic; or. b) As specifically posted by the Service; or. 2) On certain mobility impaired hunting areas while in possession of a Univ
08.03.02.05.htm 08.03.02.05. 05 Baiting or Feeding.. A. On Service controlled lands and waters, a person may not:. 1) Hunt, shoot, or kill or attempt to hunt, shoot, or kill any game birds or game mammals with the aid of bait or on or over any baited area; or2) Bait or feed wildlife without a use permit from the Service.. B. Violation of any provision of the permit constitutes a violation of this regulation and may result in revocation or suspension of the permit.
08.03.02.06.htm 08.03.02.06. 06 Permanent Blinds and Tree Stands.. A. A person may use temporary blinds and tree stands that are brought in and taken out daily on Service controlled lands.B. Hunters may use natural stands of vegetation that are present and left uncut at the hunting site.. C. A person may not use blinds constructed of reed grass, Phragmites australis.. D. A person may not use, construct, or cause to be constructed, permanent blinds, or tree stands on Service controlled lands
08.03.02.07.htm 08.03.02.07. 07 Fires.. A. On Service controlled lands a person may not:. 1) Ignite;. 2) Cause to be ignited; or. 3) Maintain a fire except in designated camping sites or by a use permit from the Service.. B. Violation of any provision or restriction of the permit shall constitute a violation of this regulation.
08.03.02.08.htm 08.03.02.08. 08 Camping.. A. A person may not camp on Service controlled lands:. 1) Outside of designated camping areas without a use permit from the Service; or. 2) For more than 14 consecutive dates in a designated camping area.. B. Violation of any provision or restriction of the permit shall constitute a violation of this regulation.
08.03.02.09.htm 08.03.02.09. 09 Trapping.. A. A use permit is required from the Service before a person may trap or attempt to trap on Service controlled lands and waters.B. When designated properties are leased for furbearer trapping, furbearers and nutria may be hunted or trapped only by:1) The lessee; or. 2) Persons with a use permit from the Service.. C. Violation of any provision or restriction of the permit shall constitute a violation of this regulation.
08.03.02.10.htm 08.03.02.10. 10 Plants, Rocks, Minerals, and Nongame Animals.. A. Except with a use permit from the Service, on Service controlled lands and waters a person may not remove, disturb, damage or destroy any portion of a:1) Mineral;. 2) Plant;. 3) Rock;. 4) Tree; or. 5) Nongame animal.. B. Violation of any provision or restriction of the permit shall constitute a violation of this regulation.
08.03.02.11.htm 08.03.02.11. 11 Use of Dogs.. A. A person may use dogs on Service controlled lands or waters, with the following restrictions:. 1) Fox and raccoon hunting and chasing in accordance with §B of this regulation;. 2) Designated field trials must be conducted in accordance with the conditions of a valid Field Trial Permit in accordance with Natural Resources Article, §10-701, Annotated Code of Maryland, issued by the Service;
08.03.02.12.htm 08.03.02.12. 12 Designated Dove Hunting Areas.. A. During the months of September and October in areas posted as a “Designated Dove Hunting Area” dove hunting is allowed only from 12 noon to 5 p.m. each day only on those days posted open to dove hunting.B. Non-toxic shot must be used to hunt dove on the following WMAs:. 1) Grove Farm; and. 2) Old Bohemia..
08.03.02.13.htm 08.03.02.13. 13 Release of Animals or Plants.. A person may not release any animals or plants on Service controlled lands without a use permit from the Service.
08.03.02.14.htm 08.03.02.14. 14 Commercial Enterprise.. A person may not conduct commercial activities on Service controlled lands and waters without a use permit from the Service.
08.03.02.15.htm 08.03.02.15. 15 Closed Against Entry.. A. The Service may close, restrict, or limit public access and entry to certain areas of WMAs or other Service controlled lands.B. The Service shall restrict public access on Service controlled lands and waters by posting the restrictions at appropriate areas.C. A person may not enter or remain in restricted areas.. D. The Service may remove and place in storage, at the owner’s expense, a vehicle that remains in a restricted area.
08.03.02.16.htm 08.03.02.16. 16 Fireworks.. On Service controlled lands and waters, a person may not operate, possess or use:. A. Combustibles;. B. Explosives; or. C. Fireworks..
08.03.02.17.htm 08.03.02.17. 17 Geocaching.. On Service controlled lands and waters a person may not place a cache for the purpose of geocaching without a use permit from the Service.
08.03.02.18.htm 08.03.02.18. 18 Relics, Treasures, and Metal Detectors.. On Service controlled lands and waters a person must obtain a permit from the Office of Archeology, Maryland Historical Trust, Department of Housing and Community Development, and a use permit from the Service, prior to:A. Digging for relics and treasures;. B. Removing prehistoric or historic artifacts; or. C. Using metal detectors..
08.03.02.19.htm 08.03.02.19. 19 Littering and Dumping.. A. A person may not deposit litter or refuse on Service controlled lands and waters including, but not limited to:1) Animal carcasses;. 2) Appliances;. 3) Brush;. 4) Debris;. 5) Furniture;. 6) Garbage;. 7) Hazardous materials;. 8) Tires;. 9) Waste paper;. 10) Yard waste; or. 11) Other litter.. B. A person in violation of this regulation, in addition to any other penalty, shall be responsible for the removal and disposal of deposited refuse a
08.03.02.20.htm 08.03.02.20. 20 Damage to Public Property.. A. A person may not vandalize real property on Service controlled lands including any:. 1) Blind;. 2) Building;. 3) Crop;. 4) Equipment;. 5) Gate;. 6) Habitat;. 7) Plant;. 8) Road;. 9) Sign;. 10) Trail;. 11) Vehicle;. 12) Vessel; or. 13) Other public property on those lands.. B. A person may not interfere with or hinder any Service employee performing Service related management activities.C. In addition to any other penalty, a person conv
08.03.02.21.htm 08.03.02.21. 21 Grazing.. On Service controlled lands, except with a use permit from the Service, a person may not graze:. A. Cattle;. B. Goats. C. Horses;. D. Sheep; or. E. Other domestic animals..
08.03.02.22.htm 08.03.02.22. 22 Decoys.. On Service controlled lands and waters, decoys shall not be:. A. Placed prior to 1 hour before legal shooting hours;. B. Left set overnight; and. C. Removed any later than 1 hour after legal shooting hours..
08.03.02.23.htm 08.03.02.23. 23 Waterfowl Hunting.. A. Subject to the conditions of §B of this regulation, an individual may hunt wild waterfowl from a boat at anchor or while standing on the natural bottom in waters adjacent to the following lands:1) Wildlife Management Areas (WMA). a) Cedar Point WMA excluding the waters of King’s Creek and Goose Creek;. b) The portion of Deal Island WMA located north of Maryland Route 363;. c) E.A. Vaughn WMA;. d) Fairmount WMA;. e) Fishing Bay WMA. f) Isle of Wight WMA;.
08.03.02.24.htm 08.03.02.24. 24 Hunting from Designated Waterfowl Blind Sites.. On Service controlled lands and waters, unless otherwise authorized, a person assigned to hunt at a designated blind or blind site may not:A. Catch;. B. Hunt;. C. Kill; or. D. Pursue any waterfowl when the person is more than 50 feet away from their designated blind or blind site marked with a stake, except to retrieve crippled waterfowl.
08.03.02.25.htm 08.03.02.25. 25 Erection of Duck Blinds off Public Lands.. A. A person may not license a blind or blind site within 300 yards from the natural shore:. 1) In waters adjacent to Service controlled lands;. 2) Within the boundary of Assateague Island National Seashore; or. 3) Within the boundary of Chesapeake Marshlands National Wildlife Refuge Complex.. B. The Assateague Island National Seashore restriction shall not apply on lands owned by the National Park Service currently
08.03.02.26.htm 08.03.02.26. 26 Use of Watercraft.. A. A person shall not operate a vessel using an electric motor exceeding 60 pounds of thrust or a gasoline engine on:1) Blair’s Valley Lake at Indian Springs WMA; and. 2) All ponds at Myrtle Grove WMA.. B. A person shall not operate a motorized vessel other than those powered by electric motors between October 1 and March 31, except with the written permission of the Service on:1) Deal Island WMA impoundment; and. 2) Fairmount WMA impoundments..
08.03.02.27.htm 08.03.02.27. 27 Permit Hunting Areas.. A. A public hunting permit or registration is required to hunt on the permit hunting areas listed in §B―D of this regulation.B. Wildlife Management Areas.. 1) During the migratory Canada goose and spring turkey seasons, a person may not hunt without a valid public hunting permit from the service on the Millington WMA.2) From September 1 to February 28 and during spring turkey season, a person may not enter or hunt on the following WMAs with
08.03.02.28.htm 08.03.02.28. 28 Hunting Restrictions on Certain Wildlife Management Areas.. A. Deer may be hunted only with archery equipment on the following WMAs:. 1) Cheltenham;. 2) Gravel Hill Swamp;. 3) Johnson WMA; and. 4) Ridenour Swamp.. B. The following WMAs are open to archery hunting only:. 1) Gwynnbrook; and. 2) Strider.. C. Deer may be hunted only with archery equipment on that portion of Prathers Neck WMA consisting of approximately 11 acres of land lying south of Ankeney Lane and approximate
08.03.02.29.htm 08.03.02.29. 29 Closing Against Entry ― Frederick City Watershed.. A. A person or vehicle may not enter, go upon, or remain upon the lands of the Frederick City Watershed CWMA after the posted hours without a use permit from the Service.B. A permit is not required during the normal posted hours..
08.03.02.30.htm 08.03.02.30. 30 Designated Shooting Range Permits ― Wildlife Management Area Lands.. A. An individual desiring to target shoot on Wildlife Management Area lands shall first obtain a permit from the Service. A permit is valid for any designated shooting range on Wildlife Management Area lands.B. Permit fees are:. 1) $5 for a resident or nonresident individual younger than 18 years old;. 2) $20 for a resident individual 18 years old or older;.
08.03.02.9999.htm 08.03.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―22 were previously codified as Regulations .57, .58, .11, .01, .23, .29, .33, .36, .37, .38, .39, .41, .42, .47, .49, .50, .53, .59, .60, .61, .62, and .35, respectively, under COMAR 08.03.01 Wildlife Conservation. This recodification was effective June 3, 1985 (12:11 Md. R. 1047)For the history of these regulations before June 3, 1985, see the Administrative History which follows COMAR 08.03.01. ―Regulation .01 amended ef
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