General Info

Regulated Shooting Area Permit

Statewide Permit

Permit issued by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. A RSA Permit allows the holder of the permit to raise and release properly marked, captive-raised birds. 

A Regulated Shooting Area (RSA) is a tract of land, including any waters, on which the licensee may release and shoot captive-raised pheasant, bobwhite quail, chukar partridge, Hungarian partridge, turkeys (turkeys may be released only by those permitted to do so before September 1, 1992) and mallard ducks.

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Valid until Jun 30th Revised : No Date
2 Months Approval time
$150 Application cost
30-45 mins Average completion time

How to get your license?

Obtaining the License

Steps, requirements and documents

If releasing and hunting free-flying mallard ducks, the number of free-flying mallard ducks to be released and an annual habitat management plan must be submitted with the application.

A certificate of Insurance or an insurance binder number. If self-employed or employ only family members, applicant is not required to comply with this law.

An applicant must submit a copy of a tax map on which the applicant has delineated the tract of land to be permitted, demonstrating the property meets the minimum size requirements outlined here.

The species the person seeks authority to raise, release, and hunt.


How do I apply?

Apply or register

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How do I maintain or renew my permit?

Maintaining Your Permit

Renewal on Jun 30th

You may need to meet or abide by all of the following requirements
in order to maintain or renew your permit

Annual renewal is required.

An annual report must be filed with the Wildlife and Heritage Service by April 30th.

An annual report and a habitat management plan must be submitted before the permit can be renewed.

Permit issuer

Agency/Contact

Information

Who issues the permit?

Department of Natural Resources
dnr.maryland.gov

Contact information

Permits Coordinator
Tel: (410) 260-8540 / Fax: (410) 260-8596
Work hours: 9AM - 5PM

Address: Wildlife and Heritage Service, 580 Taylor Avenue E-1, Annapolis, MD 21401

Where can I find more information?

Resources and Links

Visit the following websites for additional information


How do I apply?

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