Waterfowl Blind Site Licensing Dates and Locations Announced

Applications Taken and Lottery Begins Aug. 7

Photo of ducks taking off from the waterResident hunters will be able to apply for a 2018-2019 waterfowl blind site license starting Aug. 7. On opening day, applicants will be entered into a lottery for a chance to select their sites.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources assigns each blind site license to a designated location in state waters where hunters can anchor their boats to hunt waterfowl.

From 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. Aug. 7, applications will start to be accepted at various locations (listed below). Please note that anyone arriving after 8 a.m. will not be eligible for the lottery. The lottery will start at approximately 8:30 a.m. Once selected, applicants will have eight minutes to choose their blind sites, with a maximum of two sites per day. Selections will end at 4:30 p.m. and resume the following day. On Aug. 8, licensing will be held at the listed locations from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Aug. 9 and thereafter during normal business hours.

Applicants must present their driver’s license or other photo identification to verify identity and residency (individuals under the age of 16 are exempt) AND their 2017-2018 or 2018-2019 Maryland resident hunting license in order to participate. Any landowners or designee seeking to license their own property are exempt from this requirement. Nonresident hunters are ineligible.

Landowners who would like to license their property should bring a copy of the property information, which is available online, and a tax map or other legible map showing the exact location of the shoreline to be licensed. Preview maps of shoreline licensed by waterfront landowners will be available after July 15 at the locations listed below and online.

Locations for Blind Site Licensing and Preview Maps

Anne Arundel County Broadneck High School, 1265 Green Holly Dr., Annapolis

Preview maps available at the Tawes State Office Building, E-1, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis.

On Aug. 8 and thereafter, licenses for Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties will be issued at the Tawes State Office Building, E-1, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis.
Prince George’s County County Administration Building, Main Lobby/1st floor, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro

Preview maps available at the Upper Marlboro Public Library, 14730 Main St., Upper Marlboro.

Calvert County Regional Service Center, 6904 Hallowing Ln., Prince Frederick

Preview maps available at the same location.

On Aug. 8 and thereafter, licenses for Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties will be issued at the Regional Service Center, 6904 Hallowing Ln., Prince Frederick.
Charles County Myrtle Grove Wildlife Management Area Office, 5625 Myrtle Grove Rd., La Plata

Preview maps available at the Charles County Public Library La Plata Branch, 2 Garrett Ave., La Plata.

St. Mary’s County Joseph D. Carter Building, Russell Conference Room, 2nd Floor, 23110 Leonard Hall Dr., Leonardtown

Preview maps available at St. Mary’s County Memorial Library, 23250  Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown.

Baltimore County Sparrows Point High School, 7400 North Point Rd., Baltimore

Preview maps available at the Natural Resources Police Facility, 3738 Gwynnbrook Ave., Owings Mills.

On Aug. 8, licenses for Baltimore, Cecil and Harford counties will be issued at the Wildlife and Heritage Service Office, 2 S. Bond St., Bel Air.

On Aug. 9 and thereafter, licenses for Baltimore, Cecil and Harford counties will be issued at the Regional Service Center, 501 West MacPhail Rd. #2, Bel Air.

Cecil County Elkton High School, Auxiliary Gymnasium, 110 James St., Elkton

Preview maps available at the Cecil County Library, 301 Newark Ave., Elkton.

Harford County Fallston Volunteer Fire Department, Meeting Room, 2201 Carrs Mill Rd., Fallston (next to the Fallston High School)

Preview maps available at the Wildlife and Heritage Service Office, 2 South Bond St., Bel Air.

Caroline County Caroline County Public Library, 100 Market St., Denton

Preview maps available at the same location.

On Aug. 8 thereafter, licenses for Caroline, Talbot, Kent and Queen Anne’s counties will be issued at the Regional Service Center, 120 Broadway Ave., Room 207, Centreville. (Only landowners are eligible for blind sites in Kent and Queen Anne’s County.)
Talbot County Easton Volunteer Fire Department, 315 Aurora Park Dr., Easton

Preview maps available at the Talbot County Library Easton Branch, 100 W. Dover St., Easton.

Dorchester County LeCompte Wildlife Management Area, 4220 Steele Neck Rd., Vienna

Preview maps available at the same location. Please call ahead to confirm office is staffed at 410-376-3236.

On Aug. 8, licenses for Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties will be issued at the Wildlife and Heritage Service Office, 201 Baptist St., #22, Salisbury.

On Aug. 9 and thereafter, licenses for Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties will be issued at the Regional Service Center, 251 Tilghman Rd., Room #2, Salisbury.

Somerset County Wellington Wildlife Management Area, 32733 Dublin Rd., Princess Anne

Preview maps available at the same location, call ahead to confirm office is staffed at 410-543-8223.

Wicomico County Wildlife and Heritage Service Office, 201 Baptist St., #22, Salisbury

Preview maps available at the Regional Service Center, 251 Tilghman Rd., Room #2, Salisbury.

Worcester County Snow Hill Fire Department, 4718 Snow Hill Rd., Snow Hill

Preview maps available at the Pocomoke River State Park Camp Store (Shad Landing), 3461 Worcester Hwy., Snow Hill.

 

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