Hunters should note several important aspects of the September teal season:
•Shooting hours are one half-hour before sunrise to sunset
•The daily bag limit is six teal (blue or green-winged)
•The possession limit for teal is three times the daily bag limit
September teal seasons are offered to states that derive more than 80 percent of their annual teal harvest from the Prairie Pothole Region of the north central U.S. and southern Canada. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s annual Breeding Waterfowl and Habitat Survey recorded about 8.5 million blue-winged teal and 4.1 million green-winged teal in 2015.
All migratory game bird hunters, including landowners who are license-exempt, must possess a Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp/Harvest Information Program Permit. All waterfowl hunters 16 and older are also required to possess the Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (federal duck stamp), which must be signed in ink across the face to be valid. Hunters buying the federal stamp online may use the purchase code or printed receipt to show proof of purchase for 45 days. Hunters will receive their stamp in the mail from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service within this time frame.
Licenses, stamps and permits may be purchased online via COMPASS, by phone at 1-855-855-3906, at a DNR Service Center or at any one of the more than 250 Sport License Agents located across the state. For more information, visit dnr.maryland.gov/service.