Women hunt Maryland Black Bears. View the video and enter our Lottery!
- Check out this Maryland DNR Video about the Maryland Black Bear Hunt and
a woman hunter talking about the hunt. http://youtu.be/PNnVQFNMszU
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is accepting
applications to participate in this year's lottery for black bear
hunting permits through August 31. Permit applications issued will be
valid for this year's black bear hunting season, which will take place
October 22 through October 27.
APPLY NOW! Go to: http://blackbear.dnr.state.md.us/
Registrations will also be accepted by phone between August 20 and
August 24 from 9 a.m. to5:30 p.m. at 1-888-579-6768.
Read what last year's hunters had to say:
See photos from prior hunts:
this year, it could be you in one of those photos).
If you have never hunted black bear before, DNR has created a content
area for everything Maryland Black Bear (including videos, photos,
how-to information), visit our onlineresource:
This year's hunt will follow the same successful model we've used for
the previous bear hunting seasons.
The application process will follow the Preference Point System for
bear hunting permit applications that DNR implemented in 2007. Hunters
who apply this year will receive one entry in the random drawing as
well as one additional entry for each past consecutive year they have
applied. Therefore,those hunters who applied unsuccessfully in 2007,
2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011will receive six entries in the drawing when
they apply this year. The following rules also apply:
* Applicants must apply each year to retain preference points. If an
applicant skips a year, all preference points will be forfeited.
* Once an applicant is selected to receive a bear hunting permit in
the random drawing, all preference points will be forfeited.
* If an applicant is selected in the random drawing, but forfeits the
permit, all preference points will be forfeited.
* Applicants will have the opportunity to purchase a preference
point. This will allow those hunters who cannot hunt in 2012 the
opportunity to retain their preference points for use in future
The opportunity to hunt black bears in Maryland remains limited to
Garrett and Allegany counties.
Online applications for the Maryland Black Bear Lottery are being
accepted until 11:59 p.m. (almost midnight) on Friday, August 31.
To apply, a $15 non-refundable application fee must be submitted via
credit card, check, or money order. All payments must be received by 12
p.m. on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Checks and money orders should be
made payable to MDDNR Black Bear and mailed to MDDNR Black Bear, P.O.
Box 360, Frostburg, MD 21532.
Only one application per person will be accepted. Duplicate applications
will result in disqualification and forfeiture of all fees.
Eugene F. Deems, Jr.
eGov and Online Services Manager
Office of Communications
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
580 Taylor Avenue, D4 Annapolis, MD 21401
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