What You Need to Know About Eastern Shore Duck Hunting


Picture yourself in the great outdoors, surrounded by natural scenery, enjoying your favorite pastime. If your mind went straight to imagining a hunting adventure, then you’re in the right place. Maryland’s Eastern Shore is an incredible destination to make your daydream a reality, and we have all the information you need to make the most of the experience. Read on to see our complete guide to Eastern Shore duck hunting, and browse our collection of vacation rentals to find the ideal property for your trip!

Know Before You Go: Eastern Shore Duck Hunting

Rules and Regulations

Of course, the first thing you need to do is obtain the proper hunting license. Luckily, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources makes it easy — you can even apply for a license online! There are several different options available for both visitors and residents of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. If you’re a non-resident looking to plan a waterfowl-hunting expedition, we recommend the three-day Waterfowl and Small Game License. It only costs $45 and permits you to hunt waterfowl for three consecutive days in season. The duck-hunting season typically takes place in mid-October, late November, and from late December through January.

Popular Spots

The next step is to find the perfect area for your adventure, and the Eastern Shore is overflowing with opportunities. Some of the common duck-hunting destinations in Dorchester include the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Fishing Bay WMA, Tar Bay WMA, and many more. There are simply so many fantastic places for duck hunting on Maryland’s Eastern Shore!

Duck-Hunting Outfitters and Guides

Did you forget your gear at home, or do you feel like picking up some new equipment for your upcoming duck hunt? Don’t worry, because there are several excellent stores that have everything you need. A few of the waterfowl-hunting outfitters and guides we recommend to visitors are Shore Sportsman, Diving Ducks, and Barneck Outfitters, among several others.

Plan Your Hunting Trip With Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals

So, now you know the essential information for an Eastern Shore duck hunting adventure. Are you forgetting anything? You can’t enjoy the ultimate hunting trip without having a fantastic place to stay in the area! Luckily, Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals has you covered with a whole list of properties with luxurious accommodations and impressive amenities. 

Whether you’d like to unwind after your hunt in St. Michaels, Oxford, Cambridge, Tilghman Island, or beyond, we have the perfect property for you. Plus, we have options for everyone from solo travelers to large groups in case you’d like to bring your friends or family along for a hunting getaway.

Don’t delay any longer. Book your favorite property and embark on an Eastern Shore adventure!

The view of Oxford Oasis from the dock