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08.03.07.00.htm 08.03.07.00. Title 08 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES Subtitle 03 WILDLIFE Chapter 07 Waterfowl Authority: Natural Resources Article, §10-205, 10-206, 10-301, 10-404―10-409, 10-415, 10-418, 10-601.1, 10-902, and 10-903, Annotated Code of Maryland Ch. 205, Acts of 2005
08.03.07.01.htm 08.03.07.01. 01 Trapping Wild Waterfowl.. A person may not construct, maintain, or operate, or assist in the construction, maintenance, or operation of any trap or snare of any description for the taking of wild waterfowl in this State.
08.03.07.02.htm 08.03.07.02. 02 Shooting from Offshore Stationary Blinds or Blind Sites.. A. A person may not shoot or attempt to shoot wild waterfowl from any unlicensed stationary blind or blind site in this State.B. A person may not hunt or attempt to hunt wild waterfowl from any tidal or nontidal waters of the State covered by ice, except at or from licensed stationary blinds or blind sites or from boats in areas where offshore waterfowl hunting is allowed by law or regulation as set forth in Natural Resour
08.03.07.03.htm 08.03.07.03. 03 Repealed..
08.03.07.04.htm 08.03.07.04. 04 Sea Duck Shooting Zone.. A. During the special season approved by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, a person may hunt sea ducks (scoter, old squaw, and eider ducks) by shooting from a boat or floating blind which is anchored, drifting, sculled, or paddled, or while standing in the water on the natural bottom only in the following areas:1) The part of the open waters of the Chesapeake Bay described as follows: Keeping to the south of a line drawn between the s
08.03.07.05.htm 08.03.07.05. 05 Captive Waterfowl (Live Decoys). A. A person may not hunt wetland game birds by the use or aid of live birds as decoys.. B. Although not limited to, it shall be a violation of this regulation to hunt wetland game birds on an area where tame or captive live ducks or geese are present unless the birds are, and have been for a period of 10 consecutive days before hunting, confined within an enclosure which substantially reduces the audibility of their calls and totally
08.03.07.06.htm 08.03.07.06. 06 Devices for Hunting Wetland Game Birds.. A. Except as provided in §B of this regulation, a person may hunt wetland game birds only with a:. 1) Vertical bow; or. 2) Shotgun which is not larger than 10-gauge:. a) Loaded only with shot approved by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service as nontoxic for waterfowl and coots pursuant to 50 CFR 20; andb) Fired from the shoulder.. B. Persons hunting rails and snipe may use a crossbow..
08.03.07.07.htm 08.03.07.07. 07 Areas Open to Offshore Waterfowl Hunting.. A. Consistent with a final rule published in the Federal Register pursuant to 50 CFR 20, except as provided in §C of this regulation, a person may hunt migratory waterfowl from a boat or floating blind which is anchored, drifting, sculled, or paddled, or while standing in the water on the natural bottom in those open areas described in §B of this regulation.B. The following areas are open:. 1) Chesapeake Bay: Beginn
08.03.07.08.htm 08.03.07.08. 08 Repealed..
08.03.07.09.htm 08.03.07.09. 09 Migratory Bird Tagging Requirement.. A. A person may not put or leave any migratory game birds at any place other than at his personal abode, or in the custody of another person for picking, cleaning, processing, shipping, transportation, storage (including temporary storage) or for the purpose of having taxidermy services performed, unless the birds have been properly tagged by the hunter. Migratory game birds may not be considered in storage or temporary s
08.03.07.10.htm 08.03.07.10. 10 Resident Canada Goose Depredation Control.. A. In this regulation, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Agricultural facilities" means any parcel or parcels of land from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products were produced and sold, or normally have been produced and sold, during the last 12 month period.2) "Agricultural producer" means an agricultural lease holder, farm manager, landowner, or sharecropper, who is actively enga
08.03.07.11.htm 08.03.07.11. 11 Release of Captive-Raised Mallards.. A. Except as provided for in §B of this regulation, a person may not release captive-raised mallard ducks to the wild.B. Persons possessing the following permits from the Department may release captive-raised mallard ducks to the wild as authorized by their permit:1) Regulated shooting area permit issued pursuant to COMAR 08.03.13.02;. 2) Retriever training permit issued pursuant to COMAR 08.03.09.09; or. 3) Field trial permit iss
08.03.07.12.htm 08.03.07.12. 12 Shooting Hours for Light Goose Conservation Order Season.. A person may hunt light geese from 1/2 hour prior to sunrise to 1/2 after sunset during the Light Goose Conservation Order season if this method is allowed in Maryland pursuant to a final rule adopted by the Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as published in the Federal Register pursuant to 50 CFR 21.
08.03.07.13.htm 08.03.07.13. 13 Shooting Hours for Resident Canada Geese in September.. A person may hunt resident Canada geese in September from 1/2 hour prior to sunrise to 1/2 after sunset if this method is allowed in Maryland pursuant to a final rule adopted by the Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as published in the Federal Register pursuant to 50 CFR 20.
08.03.07.9999.htm 08.03.07.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―05 were previously codified as Regulations .04, .05, .18, .22, and .24, and Regulations .07 and .08 were previously codified as Regulations .31 and .64, 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 .02 amended ef
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