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SCI Pathfinder Hunt With Keegan McCarthy Of Coastal Alaska Adventures


There are few sunny, 60-degree days in Southeast Alaska where winds are so calm that the mountains reflect as clearly in the ocean as they appear against the blue sky. These are the spring days every Alaskan tourist dreams of. But for the bear hunter, it’s a Continue reading SCI Pathfinder Hunt With Keegan McCarthy Of Coastal Alaska Adventures

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Michigan DNR Announces New Bear Hunting Regulations


Photo: Courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Bear hunters in Michigan – take notice. On March 9, the Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) passed new regulations that apply to bear hunting. Continue reading Michigan DNR Announces New Bear Hunting Regulations

2016 Pennsylvania Bear Harvest Ranks Fifth All-Time


This is the golden age of bear hunting.

Since the Pennsylvania Game Commission began keeping records of statewide bear harvests in 1915, there has never been a more prolific period for Commonwealth black bear hunters.  Continue reading 2016 Pennsylvania Bear Harvest Ranks Fifth All-Time

Record Number of Black Bears Harvested During Maryland 2016 Hunt


Favorable weather conditions and increased hunting opportunities in western Maryland enabled hunters to achieve a record harvest in the 2016 Maryland black bear hunt as the season came to a close Oct. 27 with a record 167 bears reported to mandatory check-in stations.

black-bear-in-deadfallThe harvest total is 72 more than the previous record set in 2015 (95 bears). John Kennedy of Flintstone took the largest bear of the 2016 hunting season, a 559-pound male.

“We are thrilled with another record hunting season and view it as further evidence that the department is managing the black bear population effectively,” said Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto. “With such a healthy bear population throughout western Maryland, this hunt is an essential tool used to slow the growth of the expanding bear population.”

New this year hunters were allowed to hunt bears in all four western Maryland counties: Allegany, Frederick, Garrett and Washington.