Maryland Bear Season Close To RecordMaryland Dept. Of Natural Resources, Bear Hunting Magazine
This year's Maryland black bear hunt is on a record-breaking track. The Department of Natural Resources released that as of Wednesday afternoon, 67 bears had been harvested on just the third day of the season. This number ties the record set back in 2010.
The quota is 80 to 100 bears. They issued 30% more black bear permits this year to help manage the bear population, which has more than doubled since 2005.
The season will end Saturday or when the quota is reached, whichever comes first. Bear hunting is allowed in Allegany and Garrett counties only which are located in the northwestern part of the state.