Welcome to Nafex and Maryland! I am from Anne Arundel County and it has a lot to offer. Crabbing and fishing on the water in the summer, hunting in the farmlands in the winter.
I don't have a bird this year since I am out of the country, but contact Mary Goldie at the DNR as soon as you can. She is very helpful!
Mary offers you the choice of taking the NY exam or the old federal exam, just so you know for studying purposes.

Good luck!