Black Bear Hunting News

DNR will Release Bear Hunt Details at Public Hearing
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Wildlife and Heritage Service will hold a public meeting from 7–9 pm on Wednesday, March 10 to announce plans for a proposed black bear hunt to be held in the Fall of 2004.
First Come - First Serve Spring Bear Hunt Tags
More than 880 tags left over from the limited-entry lottery for spring bear hunts will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10 a.m., Monday, March 15, at license agents statewide, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced today.
IFW Opposes Bear Referendum
The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife vigorously opposes the referendum to ban Maine's traditional bear hunting methods of baiting, hunting with dogs, and by trapping.
Official 2003 Bear Harvest Figures
The Pennsylvania Game Commission's final harvest report for the statewide three-day bear season and extended season in several northeastern counties shows hunters took exactly 3,000 bears. It marks the third time in four years that hunters have taken 3,000 or more bears.
Black Bear Hunting Apps Available Soon
Applications for permits to hunt black bears during Utah's 2004 spring and fall seasons will be available by Feb. 3. Hunters who have applied for a Utah black bear permit any year since 1993 should receive a preprinted application in the mail by Feb. 3. Beginning Feb. 3, hunters also may obtain applications from hunting and fishing license agents statewide, Division of Wildlife Resources offices and hunter education centers and this Web site.
Hunters Set New Bear Harvest Record
West Virginia bear hunters harvested a state record 1,654 bears during the combined 2003 archery and firearms season, according to Ed Hamrick, Director of the Division of Natural Resources. The preliminary harvest data is 18 percent (292) higher than the previous harvest of 1,362 established in 2002.
Apply for Spring Bear and Turkey Hunts
The application period for spring controlled hunts for black bear and wild turkey opens January 15 and runs through February 15. Hunters can apply at any Fish and Game license vendor or office, or over the phone at 1-800-824-3729, 1-800-554-8685 or the internet on the Fish and Game website. Application blanks can be downloaded from the website and printed from the Fish and Game web site, filled in and mailed to IDGF, Licensing Section, P.O. Box 25, Boise, ID 83707.
Bear Hunting License Apps Due Today
Friday, Jan. 16 is the deadline for bear hunters to apply for a Class A Bear Hunting License for the 2004 Wisconsin bear hunting season or to build preference points for future bear hunting license applications.
Hunter Summoned for Illegally Claimed Road Kill
Concluding an investigation, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that Steven Meyer of Highland Lakes was issued a summons by the Division of Fish and Wildlife for illegally claiming a bear that was killed by a motor vehicle Tuesday, December 9, 2003 on Route 23, West Milford Township.
Government Takes Action on Nuisance Bears
Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay said he shares northerners' concerns about the economic impact of cancelling the spring bear hunt. "My ministry will work as a team with the ministries of Tourism and Recreation and Northern Development and Mines to help develop real and lasting jobs for the northern economy."