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Bear Hunt A Success

November 9th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported that hunters harvested 103 black bears during the state’s 20th annual black bear hunt held the last week of October in Allegany, Frederick, Garrett, and Washington counties. The harvest consisted of 40 male and 63 female bears.  DNR officials said hunters had good conditions for this year’s hunt with cool mornings and clear weather.  A record 643-pound bear was taken by a hunter in Garrett County while the average bear weighed 166 pounds.  Over 4,500 hunters applied for the 950 permits that were awarded for the season.