Your Guide to Hunting on the Eastern Shore

The Chestertown, Maryland area is known as one of the best hunting destinations in the east. With a long-standing tradition of hunting waterfowl, deer, and turkey year-round, there are plenty of opportunities for hunters no matter when you choose to get away. Great Oak Manor is centrally located near top hunting destinations and boasts beautiful scenery and weather perennially. To enhance your experience, we have specially crafted this handy guide to hunting on the Eastern Shore, so you can be prepared for any outdoor adventure in our neck of the woods. And as every good hunter knows, make sure you remember to have a Maryland hunting license, and review current limits and restrictions. Happy hunting!

Two ducks in mid flight


A world-class waterfowl hunting experience awaits! Come find out why the Eastern Shore is known as the goose hunting capital of the world. There are hundreds of acres to explore with coastal views, farm views, and ample public lands to hunt on. Ducks, coots, mergansers, black duck, and Atlantic Population Canada Geese are in season in mid-late November and mid-December through January. For a guided experience, check out theĀ Eastern Shore Guide Service.

Beautiful buck

Whitetail Deer

If you’re up for a challenge and want to hunt something larger than eastern waterfowl, seek out whitetail deer during deer season in mid-late October and mid-December through January. The Eastern Shore Guide Service manages whitetail deer hunting property and ensures you have the best hunting experience each time. Roam large agriculture fields, wood plots, crop fields, and more as you seek out the perfect target. Trail cameras and expert observation ensures that deer herds are monitored all season and are ready for you to hunt. Keep an eye out for the exotic Sika Deer, recently featured on an episode of Meat Eater on Netflix. Learn more about a typical deer hunt to look forward to your own hunting adventure andĀ check the calendar for opening days for archery, black powder and rifle use.

Two wild turkeys


Take advantage of the growing turkey population and set out on a Maryland gobbler hunt! Whether you go it alone or join a professionally guided hunt, you’re sure to have an unforgettable time. In addition to fall and winter seasons, turkeys are in season mid-April through May as well, so if a warmer weather hunting getaway sounds good to you, look forward to turkey hunting this spring!

Guest room at our Eastern Shore B&B

The Perfect Place to Stay Year-Round

After a long day outside, retreat back to the Inn for some much-deserved rest and relaxation. Find your home away from home in one of our comfortable guest rooms and then wake to hot coffee and a hearty breakfast each morning. If your faithful companion likes to accompany you on your hunting excursions, you can bring him along when you choose one of our pet-friendly rooms. We can’t wait to host you during your next hunting trip.

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