Junior Hunting in Maryland
Junior Deer and Turkey Hunting Days
Hunters 16 years of age or younger may participate in the following two events if the individual possesses a valid hunting license or is exempt from Maryland hunting license requirements.
Junior Deer Hunt:
November 10 & 11, 2012*
Junior Turkey Hunt: April 13 & 14, 2013**
* Sunday deer hunting: In Allegany, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Kent, Montgomery, Queen Anne’s, St. Mary’s, Somerset, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties on private lands only - Junior Deer Firearm Season is open on Sunday, November 11.
** Sunday turkey hunting: In Calvert, Caroline, Charles, Dorchester, and St. Mary’s counties on private lands only - Junior Turkey Season is open on Sunday, April 14.
Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days
Any licensed hunter 15 years old or younger may participate during the 2 hunting days of the Youth Waterfowl Hunt. Youth of this age who are exempt from Maryland hunting license requirements may also participate. Youth waterfowl hunters must possess a receipt showing they purchased a $9 Maryland Migratory Game Bird Hunting Stamp. Youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years old that holds a valid Maryland hunting license or is exempt from the hunting license requirements. The accompanying adult may call waterfowl, assist with decoys, and retrieve downed birds but may not possess a hunting weapon.
Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days: November 3, 2012 and February 9, 2013
Commemorate your Deer, Turkey or Black Bear Harvest this year with a Junior Hunter Certificate!
Managed Hunt Programs for Junior Hunters
- Junior Hunting in Maryland
- Junior Hunter Certificate Program
- Junior Hunter Certificate Agents
- Apply for the Junior Hunter Certificate Online
- Maryland's Junior Hunter Photo Gallery
- National Hunting & Fishing Day
- Ayton Tree Nursery Junior Dove Hunt Application
- Blossom Point Junior Deer Hunt Application
- Youth Events & Programs