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Fall Hunting Seasons Are Near

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MARYLAND- The fall is near and that means hunting season is just around the corner.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the 2014-2015 early migratory game bird hunting seasons. The DNR said dove season marks the traditional start of hunting activity each year in Maryland.

Below is the full list of season start and end dates, according to the DNR:

Dove, split season

First Season: September 1 – October 11

Second Season: November 1 – 28

Third Season: December 26 – January 15

Woodcock, split season

First Season: October 31 – November 28

Second Season: January 16 – 31

Early resident Canada goose season*

Eastern zone: September 1 – 15

Western zone: September 1 – 25

*Hunters are allowed to use shotguns capable of holding more than three shotshells, and shooting hours are extended to one-half hour after sunset during the early resident Canada goose season.

Teal, September season

September 16 – 30

*Shooting hours will be one-half hour before sunrise to sunset and the daily bag limit is six teal. A description of the September teal season zone, season dates, and bag limits are included at the Early Teal Season website.

For more information on game bird seasons, visit http://news.maryland.gov/dnr/2014/08/18/dnr-announces-2014-2015-early-migratory-game-bird-seasons-2/

As for deer season, archery hunting for white-tailed deer opens statewide on Sept. 5 and will continue through Jan. 31, according to the DNR.

For all the rules and regulations for this year's deer hunting season, visit http://news.maryland.gov/dnr/2014/08/18/deer-archery-season-to-open-september-5/

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