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Black Bear Numbers Increase in Maryland

July 21st, 2012 by WCBC Radio

A study conducted by the Maryland Wildlife and Heritage Service reports there are 701 black bears living in Garrett and Allegany Counties in 2011. Reported in the Cumberland Time-News, there is now 64.5 bears per 100 square miles, whereas in 2005 the figure was around 39.3 bears. The study costs $80,000 in addition to manpower.

One Response to “Black Bear Numbers Increase in Maryland”

  1. July 21, 2012 at 1:15 pm, Robin L. Busch said:

    80,000? I could think of millions of other things that kind of money could be used for.


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