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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

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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.

Bowhunt for Bruins


This little guy dropped a cinnamon roll in the barrel and was not going to leave until he retrieved it.
This little guy dropped a cinnamon roll in the barrel and was not going to leave until he retrieved it.

With over an hour of shooting light remaining, the big bear slowly started to lumber up the ATV trail toward the bait barrel that was strategically positioned twelve yards from my tree stand. A smaller bear had been entertaining me for the last couple of Continue reading Bowhunt for Bruins