By Lars Dalseide | July 22 2014 13:38

From the Maryland Department of Natural Resources - DNR Announces Blind Site Licensing Dates and Locations

DNR Announces Blind Site Licensing Dates and LocationsAnnapolis, Maryland - Waterfowl hunters may apply to receive their blind site licenses for the 2014-2015 hunting season starting August 5. A lottery for the opportunity to choose blind sites will occur at the locations listed below. Dates and instructions are as follows:

  • August 5 from 7:30 to 8 a.m. at all locations listed below. Individuals arriving after 8 a.m. will not be eligible for the lottery drawing and will have to wait until all applicants have selected a site. The drawing will start at approximately 8:30 a.m. Once selected, applicants have eight minutes to select their blind sites; no more than two sites per applicant may be selected per day. Licensing will end at 4:30 p.m. and resume the following day.
  • August 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. licensing will be held at all DNR Service Centers and offices as listed.  
  • August 7 and thereafter, the centers will operate on normal business hours.

Each blind site license is assigned to a designated location in Maryland waters where hunters may anchor their boats to hunt waterfowl. Citizens must present a 2013-2014 or 2014-2015 Maryland resident hunting license in order to participate in the blind site process (landowners or individuals with written permission of a landowner who desire to license their own property are exempt from this requirement). Applicants must also present their Maryland driver’s license or other photo ID to verify identification and residency. The 2014-2015 Maryland hunting license is now available at any DNR sport license agent, online at or by phone at 1-800-918-2870. Landowners who would like to license their own property should bring a copy of the property information (available online), a tax map or other legible map showing the exact location of the shoreline to be licensed.

Preview maps of shoreline licensed by riparian landowners will be available on July 15 at the locations listed below. The maps will also be available online.

County Locations for Blind Site Licensing and Preview Maps

Anne Arundel County: Broadneck High School Cafeteria, 1265 Green Holly Drive, Arnold. Preview maps available at Tawes State Office Building, E-1, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis.

Prince George’s County: County Administration Bldg. (Main Lobby, 1st Floor), 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro. Preview maps available at County Administration Building, Room L-15. On August 6, and thereafter, licenses for Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Counties will be issued at the Wildlife and Heritage Service office, Tawes State Office Bldg., E-1, Annapolis.

Calvert County: DNR Regional Service Center, 6904 Hallowing Lane, Prince Frederick. Preview maps available at same location.

Charles County: Myrtle Grove WMA Office, 5625 Myrtle Grove Road, LaPlata. Preview maps available at same location, call ahead to confirm office is staffed 301-743-5161.

St. Mary’s County: Joseph D. Carter Bldg., Russell Conference Room, 2nd Floor, 23110 Leonard Hall Dr., Leonardtown. Preview maps available at St. Mary’s County Memorial Library, 23250 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. On August 6, and thereafter, licenses for Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties will be issued at the DNR Southern Regional Service Center, 6904 Hallowing Lane, Prince Frederick.

Baltimore County: Sparrows Point High School, 7400 North Point Road, Baltimore. Preview maps available at the Natural Resources Police Facility, 3738 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills.

Cecil County: Elkton High School, Auxiliary Gymnasium, 110 James Street, Elkton. Preview maps available at the Cecil County Library, 301 Newark Ave., Elkton.

Harford County: Fallston Volunteer Fire Department, meeting room, 2201 Carrs Mill Road, Fallston (next to the Fallston High School). Preview maps available at the DNR Licensing and Registration Services, Bel Air Regional Service Center, 2 South Bond Street, Bel Air. On August 6, and thereafter, licenses for Baltimore, Cecil & Harford counties will be issued at the Bel Air Regional Service Center, 2 S. Bond St., Bel Air.

Caroline County: Caroline County Public Library, 100 Market Street, Denton. Preview maps available at same location.

Talbot County (new Licensing location): BG Louis G. Smith Armory, 7111 Ocean Gateway, Easton. Preview maps available at the Easton Branch of Talbot County Library (across from courthouse), Easton. On August 6, and thereafter, licenses for Caroline, Talbot, Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties will be issued at the Centreville Regional Service Center, 120 Broadway Ave., Room 207, Centreville.

Dorchester County: LeCompte Wildlife Management Area, 4220 Steele Neck Road, Vienna. Preview maps available at same location, call ahead to confirm office is staffed 410-376-3236.

Somerset County: Wellington Wildlife Management Area, 32733 Dublin Road, Princess Anne. Preview maps available at same location, call ahead to confirm office is staffed 410-543-8223.

Wicomico County: Salisbury Regional Wildlife Office, 201 Baptist St., #22, Salisbury. Preview maps available at same location.

Worcester County: Snow Hill Fire Dept., 4718 Snow Hill Road, Snow Hill. Preview maps available at Shad Landing State Park Camp Store – Off Rt. 113. On August 6, and thereafter, licenses for Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties will be issued at the Salisbury Regional Service Center, 201 Baptist St., Suite 22, Salisbury.

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