Maryland Bear Season EndsMaryland Dept. Of Natural Resources, Bear Hunting Magazine
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the conclusion of the 2010 black bear hunting season with 67 bears reported to mandatory check stations in Western Maryland.
The hunt by the numbers:
* 67 bears taken
* 57 from Garrett County, 10 from Allegany County
* 163 lbs. average weight
* 72% of the bears were taken on private land
* 558 hunters participated in the hunt and 3,850 hunters applied for a permit
* 58% of the successful hunters were residents of Garrett and Allegany counties
ORIGINAL STORY FROM 10/26/10:
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources released the information that 27 bears were taken on the first day of the 2010 black bear hunting season that began on Monday, October 25th.
Maryland's season lasts through Saturday, October 30th, or until the quota of 65 to 90 bears is reached, which ever comes first. This quota is five more than last year when hunters took 68 bears.
The 2010 bear hunting season is Maryland’s seventh since hunting resumed in 2004 after a 50-year ban and is only held in Allegany and Garrett counties.