Regulated Shooting Area 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.
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
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.