Hunting License Details

Hunting License

General Info - Statewide License


Maryland Full Season Hunting Licenses are valid from the day they are issued through the next July 31. Allows you to hunt all legal game birds and mammals in season without the need for additional stamps, except for: deers during archery season and muzzleloader season; migratory game birds, furbearers, and black bears. A Bonus Antlered Deer Stamp may also be used with these licenses.


  • Valid from approval date

    until

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    Approval time

  • $5.0 - $50.0

    Application cost

Obtaining the License

Ready to get your license? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents

  1. Certificate of Competency in Firearms and Hunting Safety (required of all first time hunters) OR

  2. Certification that you held a hunting license issued prior to July 1, 1977 OR

  3. Certification that you hunted on private property prior to July 1, 1977, and were legally exempt from purchasing a hunting license OR

  4. Certification that you are purchasing a nonresident license and will only hunt waterfowl.


Apply for the License

Ready to apply?

Agency/Contact

License Issuer - Information

Who issues the license?

Department of Natural Resources

Contact Information