Maryland To Notify Winners Of Bear Permits

Maryland DNR, Bear Hunting Magazine

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is notifying 220 winners of permits for next month's black bear harvest in Garrett and Allegany counties.

More than 3,300 hunters applied for the 220 permits. The computer drawing was held on Thursday. The hunters paid a nonrefundable $15 fee to enter the drawing.

State officials say the number of entrants bet the previous record of about 2,800 entrants last year. Wildlife officials have established a harvest quota of 55 to 75 bears for the hunt that will take place Oct. 20 to 25.

Before the annual hunt resumed in 2004, there had been no legal bear hunting in Maryland since 1953.

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