ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Natural Resources Police are reminding hunters about state and federal regulations on waterfowl hunting.

Authorities say it’s only allowed on agricultural fields if they have been properly harvested or left in their natural state.

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Officials are pointing out that this year’s tropical storms and hurricanes resulted in some crops not being harvested. Those fields cannot be hunted legally if the unharvested crops have been mowed or knocked down.

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It’s also unlawful to hunt waterfowl in areas where small grains have been top sown or broadcast on top of the soil, leaving the grain available to feeding birds.

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