The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now offering an online-only process for Maryland hunters to apply for a 2021-2022 waterfowl blind site license.
From now through July 26 at 11:59 p.m., hunters may enter the lottery for the opening days of blind site licensing through the department’s Compass portal.
According to a Maryland DNR press release:
Hunters can register to be entered into a random lottery for a county of their choice. Landowners who would like to license their own property may also enter the same lottery.
Lottery entrants will be asked to provide a current email address and phone number where they can be reached in the event of any connection problems.
There is no charge to enter the lottery. Hunters must be Maryland residents and must have purchased either a 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 Maryland hunting license prior to their appointment to license sites.
Winners of the lottery will be posted on the department’s website and will be notified by email with the time and date for a virtual online meeting. These virtual meetings will begin August 3 and continue during normal business hours. In some counties, appointments will take place on multiple business days.