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08.03.06.00.htm 08.03.06.00. Title 08 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES Subtitle 03 WILDLIFE Chapter 06 Furbearer Wildlife Authority: Natural Resources Article, §1-403, 10-205, 10-206, 10-301.1, 10-404―10-409, 10-415, 10-418, 10-902, and 10-903, Annotated Code of Maryland
08.03.06.01.htm 08.03.06.01. 01 Otter and Fisher Pelt Tags and Carcass Submission.. A. All otter and fisher pelts shall be tagged within 15 days after the close of the season. Pelts may not be sold or otherwise disposed of unless properly tagged. A person may not possess an untagged otter or fisher pelt, or part of a pelt, following the above date, whether it was trapped, killed, or caught in this State or in any other state, territory, or country. Otter and fisher pelt tags may be obtained from the loca
08.03.06.02.htm 08.03.06.02. 02 Repealed..
08.03.06.03.htm 08.03.06.03. 03 Trapping.. A. Except as otherwise expressly permitted or prohibited by law, trapping shall conform to the conditions in §B―G of this regulation.B. A person may set, tend, or operate smooth-jawed leg-hold traps having a jaw spread no greater than 5-3/4 inches except that smooth-jawed leg-hold traps set completely submerged underwater may have a maximum jaw spread of 7-3/4 inches.C. A person may not set or tend body-gripping traps exceeding 8 inches by 8 inches or 8 inches in di
08.03.06.04.htm 08.03.06.04. 04 Hunting Foxes with the Aid of Dogs.. A person may not hunt, pursue, catch, or kill any fox with the aid of dogs, or attempt to do so during the firearms deer season, except that unarmed persons may conduct organized fox hunts of the type known as "Riding to the Hounds" in that season.
08.03.06.05.htm 08.03.06.05. 05 Devices for Hunting Furbearers.. A. An individual may hunt coyote, fisher, gray fox, opossum, raccoon, red fox, or skunk, with a firearm, air gun, or bow, during the established open hunting season.B. An individual may not hunt furbearers with an automatic loading or hand-operated repeating shotgun capable of holding more than three shells, unless the magazine is cut off or plugged with a solid, one-piece filler which cannot be removed from the loading end, so that the
08.03.06.06.htm 08.03.06.06. 06 Furbearer Permits.. A. Permit Required.. 1) Except as provided in §A(2) and (3) of this regulation, a person shall obtain or be authorized by a furbearer permit from the Department or a designee of the Department before:a) Hunting fur-bearing mammals; or. b) Actively participating in the unarmed chasing of fox.. 2) A furbearer permit is not required to hunt a fur-bearing mammal if a person possesses:. a) A valid Wildlife Control Cooperator Permit issued by the Service pursuan
08.03.06.07.htm 08.03.06.07. 07 Trapper Education.. A. Certificate Required.. 1) Except as provided in §A(2) of this regulation, on or after August 1, 2007, an individual shall obtain a certificate of trapper education from the Service or a designee of the Service before trapping or attempting to trap any fur-bearing mammal.2) A certificate of trapper education is not required to trap fur-bearing mammals if the individual:. a) Is exempt from the requirement to obtain a furbearer permit as specified
08.03.06.9999.htm 08.03.06.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―04 were previously codified as Regulations .02, .09, .28, and .46, 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 effective August 6, 2012 (39:15 Md. R. 963). Regulation .02 amended as an emergency provision e
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