There’s a real storm brewing over the Susquehanna Flats near Havre de Grace, Maryland – and it ain’t clouds of blackheads and canvasbacks like the good ol’ days. It’s about how and where who can hunt in these fabled public fowling waters. Maryland HB 911 proposes limiting certain portions of the Flats to body booting only, and to exclude other regionally traditional duck hunting methods, such as layout boats (or any anchored boat for that matter). In today’s special episode of Duck Season Somewhere, we meet with local hunters and stakeholders from both sides of the fence, opponents and proponents, to discuss this highly controversial topic. How do opponents feel this could affect them? What were the proponents’ intentions? How might this affect you regardless of where you duck hunt? This Duck Season Somewhere podcast episode explores legislating personal hunting interests at the expense of others’.
Maryland HB 911: Establishing that a person may hunt wild waterfowl in the waters of the Susquehanna Flats while standing in water on the natural bottom only in areas designated by the Department of Natural Resources; and prohibiting a person from hunting wild waterfowl in the Susquehanna Flats from a boat that is drifting, being sculled, or anchored in areas designated for hunting wild waterfowl while standing in water on the natural bottom.