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08.03.13.00.htm 08.03.13.00. Title 08 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES Subtitle 03 WILDLIFE Chapter 13 Regulated Shooting Areas Authority: Natural Resource Article, §10-205, 10-206, 10-301, 10-404―10-409, 10-415, 10-418, 10-601.1, 10-902, 10-903, and 10-906, Annotated Code of Maryland
08.03.13.01.htm 08.03.13.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Commercial regulated shooting area" means a regulated shooting area that is open to the public and charges a fee.2) "Flighted mallards" means captive-raised mallard ducks that are properly marked by the permittee, released on the property designated as a regulated shooting area, and hunted immediately after release.3) "Free-flying mallards" means captive-raised mal
08.03.13.02.htm 08.03.13.02. 02 Permits.. A. Permit Required.. 1) A permit to operate a regulated shooting area allows the permittee to raise, release, and hunt captive-raised pheasant, bobwhite quail, chukar partridge, Hungarian partridge, turkeys and mallard ducks on the permitted regulated shooting area as provided on the permit and subject to the regulations in this chapter. Turkeys may be authorized for release only on a regulated shooting area that was permitted to release turkeys before September 1, 1
08.03.13.03.htm 08.03.13.03. 03 Record-Keeping Requirements.. A. Annual Reports.. 1) The permittee shall make an annual report of operations by April 30 of each permit year on forms provided by the Service with the regulated shooting area permit.2) The report shall include:. a) The number and species of captive-raised birds that have been released, killed, or recaptured on the regulated shooting area each day;b) The number and species of all wild waterfowl that have been killed on the regulated shooting area
08.03.13.04.htm 08.03.13.04. 04 Area Requirements.. A. Minimum Size. Each regulated shooting area shall be in one tract of land, or land and water combined. A regulated shooting area permit may not be issued for less than 50 acres for hunting flighted mallard ducks, or less than 100 acres for hunting all other species. The regulated shooting area may include areas bisected by roads with easements less than 60 feet wide. The regulated shooting area acreage cannot include adjacent public waters.
08.03.13.05.htm 08.03.13.05. 05 Hunting.. A. Hunting Seasons.. 1) The open season for captive-raised pheasant, chukar partridge, Hungarian partridge, turkey, and flighted mallard ducks is September 1 through April 30.2) The open season for captive-raised bobwhite quail shall conform to the regular Statewide seasons except:a) Captive-raised bobwhite quail may be hunted on the regulated shooting area from September 1 through April 30 if the regulated shooting area was granted these extended seaso
08.03.13.06.htm 08.03.13.06. 06 Captive Birds.. A. Care of Captive Birds. Birds held in captivity under the authority of this chapter shall be maintained under conditions providing adequate space, food, and water to meet the physical requirements of the birds.B. Release. All captive-raised birds released shall be full-winged and fully able to care for themselves in a wild state.C. Marking.. 1) Before release, all captive-raised birds, except mallard ducks, shall bear a leg band or other ma
08.03.13.07.htm 08.03.13.07. 07 Health, Inspection, and Testing.. A. Report of Disease Outbreaks. The permittee shall report unusual death or sickness of captive-raised birds immediately to the nearest Maryland Department of Agriculture animal health laboratory, and transport dead and sick captive-raised birds to the nearest Maryland Department of Agriculture animal health laboratory for diagnostic examination.B. Inspection. The permittee shall allow the Department or the Department's representative to enter
08.03.13.08.htm 08.03.13.08. 08 Penalties.. A. Revocation and Suspension.. 1) The Service may revoke or suspend a regulated shooting area permit for any violation of this chapter or of the terms of the permit.2) If a regulated shooting ground permit is suspended, a new permit may not be issued for that regulated shooting ground, regardless of who applies, until the period of suspension ends.B. Additional Penalties.. 1) For the purposes of this section a second or subsequent conviction is a
08.03.13.9999.htm 08.03.13.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 14, 2002 (29:20 Md. R. 1597). Regulation .02D amended effective August 13, 2007 (34:16 Md. R. 1431). Regulation .04 amended effective August 13, 2007 (34:16 Md. R. 1431). Regulation .04A amended effective August 24, 2020 (47:17 Md. R. 796). Regulation .05A amended as an emergency provision effective April 1, 2010 (37:9 Md. R. 672) emergency status expired effectivRegulation .05A amended effective August 23, 2010 (37:17 Md. R. 1184).
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