Black bear season opened on Monday in Maryland with a quota of 55-80 bears in Garrett and Allegany Counties. James Deriu of Towson took the first bear of the season, a 72 pound male, 30 minutes into the hunt.
A total of 28 bears were harvested on Monday, all in Garrett county. The largest bear harvested weighed in at 343 lbs, shot by David Ford. The youngest hunter who shot a bear was 12 year old Cody Adkins, who got a 200 lb female.
The opening number of bears harvested is about average. The season will continue until Saturday unless the quota is filled before then. From The Baltimore Sun .