39 Bears Checked-In On First Day Of Black Bear Hunting Season, Runs October 21-25

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GARRETT COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) —Monday was the first day of the black bear hunt in Maryland, and one man in Garrett County was the first to check in a bear this season.

Carl Lee checked-in a 539 lb. male bear on the opening day, one of 39 checked-in that day.

39 Bears Checked-In On First Day Of Black Season, Runs October 21-25

Western Maryland is home to a large population of black bears, and the hunting season is open for five days, October 21-25.

The black bear hunting zones include all of Allegany, Frederick, Garrett and Washington counties.

Hunters are reminded that a permittee and a sub-permittee team of hunters may kill only one black bear.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources said the quota system is no longer being used to manage the hunt, and hunters are not required to call a hotline every evening to determine the status of the hunt.

This article was first published by CBS Baltimore on 22 October 2019.


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Irene Leggett
Irene Leggett

Lets have an ‘open season’ on hunter culling…..should be fun. Their heads can be hung on a wall for all to see, their skin can be made into wallets or useless trinkets, and lets boil and crush their bones and body parts to make bogus medicines. Oh we can’t do that as that’s so heinous, but its okay for brain-dead, trigger-happy morons to do these atrocities just to satisfy their perverted taste for animal torture and abuse and to feed their big-fat egos.

M Leybra
M Leybra

Guy must be well off financially or have friends invited to party & help him do whatever he plans to do w/ a 500 pound dead bear. In a sane world Maryland DNR & Media wouldn’t be treating the wanton slaughter of such a perfect & magnificent animal as tho’ it’s something to glorify. Rather the killers incld. those who run the DNR, would be looked upon as a bunch of psychopaths by everyone else.

Robert Piller
Robert Piller

A stanley knife to the tyres. Push it against the tyre walls then lever it upwards.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

Another disgusting example of humans cruel and stupid