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DNR says bear harvest boost in 2022 due to better weather, food conditions

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported that hunters harvested 103 black bears during the state’ s 19th annual black bear hunt held October 24-29 in Allegany, Frederick, Garrett, and Washington counties. The harvest comprised 41 male and 62 female bears. An additional 10 bears (3 male and 7 female) were harvested from September 1 through Oct. 31 by farmers using their agricultural damage permits.

The significant increase in harvest from 54 black bears taken in 2021 was attributed to better hunting conditions, more . . .