MARYLAND HUNTERS HARVEST 103 BLACK BEARS FOR 2022 SEASON

Hunters harvested 103 black bears during the state’s 19th annual black bear hunt, held October 24th through the 29th in Allegany, Garrett, Washington, and Frederick counties. There were 41 male and 62 female bears taken in the hunt, with an additional 10 bears harvested from September 1st through October 31st, using  agricultural damage permits. While the average harvested bear weighed 177 pounds, the heaviest weighed in at 427 pounds, and that one was taken in Garrett County.