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Maryland Provides First-Time Hunters Opportunity To Experience Sport

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering a new hunting license for first-time hunters. The Apprentice Hunting License is available to residents and nonresidents of any age who never held a Maryland hunting license. Continue reading Maryland Provides First-Time Hunters Opportunity To Experience Sport

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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.

MD Hunting and Trapping Regulations Submitted for Final Approval

father and son hunters 041316After spending several months obtaining and reviewing public input, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has selected regulation changes for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 hunting seasons. The regulations are currently being Continue reading MD Hunting and Trapping Regulations Submitted for Final Approval