The teal hunting season will open on September 16 and continue through September 30, 2014. Information on the teal hunting zone and other regulations are available online.

Hunters should note several important aspects of the September teal season:

Shooting hours will be one half-hour before sunrise to sunset;
The daily bag limit is six teal (blue- or green-winged); and
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 3.4 million green-winged teal in 2014.

All migratory game bird hunters, including landowners who are license-exempt, must purchase the Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp/HIP 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