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Maryland hunters can now enter 2022 black bear hunt lottery

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now accepting applications for the 2022 black bear hunt lottery.

Successful applicants will receive a permit valid for the 6-day hunting season, which for the first time includes a Saturday. The hunt will be open October 24-29 in Allegany, Frederick, Garrett and Washington counties.

“The annual bear hunt, now in its 19th year, is an important management tool used to slow the increase of Maryland’s black bear population and limit expansion of Maryland bears . . .