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Posts tagged ‘Black Bear’

11
Aug

The Maryland Black Bear Lottery is Open

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is currently accepting applications for this year’s lottery for black bear hunting permits. Successful applicants will receive a permit valid for the black bear hunting season scheduled to take place October 20 through 23, 2014.

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3
Apr

DNR Urges Western Marylanders to Be Mindful of Bears

Black Bear hanging from bird feeder Bears are beginning to leave their winter dens and search for food now that their long winter slumber has come to an end.  Since natural foods are scarce in the early spring, they often seek out human-provided sources. Those living in, or visiting bear country can help keep Maryland’s black bears wild by being proactive and exercising good judgment.  Read more »

7
Oct

Bear Activity Increases in the Fall

Cooling fall temperatures signal black bears to begin a period of increased feeding activity to prepare for hibernation. During this time bears may be attracted to human-provided food sources ─ such as trash, pet food and birdfeeders ─ and lose their natural fear of people, which can lead to dangerous encounters and conflicts. Read more »

19
Jun

Suburban Bear Sightings More Common in Summer

Black BearWhile black bears are typically found in Western Maryland (Garrett, Allegany, Washington and Frederick counties), the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds citizens that sightings in suburban areas are not uncommon this time of year.  Read more »

28
Mar

Pennsylvania Artist Wins Maryland Black Bear Conservation Stamp Design Contest

Morning Stroll by Steve Oliver

Morning Stroll by Steve Oliver

Steve Oliver from Delaware County, Pa. won the 17th annual Maryland Black Bear Conservation Stamp Contest with his painting, Morning Stroll, of a black bear taking a walk along a riverbank. Read more »

27
Dec

DNR Seeks Black Bear Conservation and Migratory Game Bird Stamp Designs

2012 Black Bear Stamp

 The 17th annual Black Bear Conservation and 39th annual Migratory Game Bird Stamp design contests are open and ready for submissions. Waterfowl and wildlife artists can submit their original artwork for the contests through March 15.  The Department of Natural Resources will judge the contest entries on March 24, 2013 at the Patuxent National Wildlife Visitors Center in Laurel, Md., in conjunction with the 24th Annual Patuxent Wildlife Art Show.
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26
Oct

Maryland Black Bear Hunt Closed

The Maryland Department Natural Resources (DNR) closed the 2012 black bear hunting season at 9 p.m. today with hunters reporting 92 bears to mandatory check stations in Western Maryland. DNR opened the season October 22 in Garrett and Allegany counties, meeting its management goal in five days.

 

The average live weight of the bears taken this year was 160 pounds. John Fink of Oakland, Md. took the largest bear of the season, a 452-pound male.

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12
Oct

Bear Activity Increases in the Fall

Cooling fall temperatures signal black bears to begin a period of increased feeding activity to prepare for hibernation. During this time bears may be attracted to human-provided food sources ─ such as trash, pet food and birdfeeders ─ and lose their natural fear of people, which can lead to dangerous encounters and conflicts.

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