2021 bear lottery is open

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  • Sewer Rat

    Active Member
    After 12 yrs of living in MD and applying since I was able.... I finally get in AFTER we moved to WV..... Looking for farms now. No figuring on record book bruins, just pop control and meat. Been a very very long time since bear meat has graced my grill...

    Good luck to all of you others
     

    Harrys

    Short Round
    Jul 12, 2014
    2,708
    SOMD
    My first Bear I shot with a 30/06 Ruger M77 in the Adirondack Mountains of NY and my second was a Kodiak bear shot with a 45/70 in Kodiak. I have been trying for 30 years in MD but have never hit the lottery. I hate lotteries.
     

    rgramjet

    Active Member
    Jan 25, 2009
    2,759
    Howard County
    After 12 yrs of living in MD and applying since I was able.... I finally get in AFTER we moved to WV..... Looking for farms now. No figuring on record book bruins, just pop control and meat. Been a very very long time since bear meat has graced my grill...

    Good luck to all of you others

    What's a good way to prepare bear meat?

    Wish i knew how to post video. My son had a medium sized black bear walk up within 25 yards of he and my friend last Saturday. Bear knew something was there......just not what or where.
     

    engineerbrian

    JMB fan club
    Sep 3, 2010
    10,109
    Fredneck
    Bear season is off to a slow start. It was 70 degrees and sunny yesterday and rainy with 40-50 mph wind gusts today.

    Anyone else out bear hunting this week?
     

    AlBeight

    Self-Exiled Member
    MDS Supporter
    Mar 30, 2017
    2,930
    Hampstead
    My first Bear I shot with a 30/06 Ruger M77 in the Adirondack Mountains of NY and my second was a Kodiak bear shot with a 45/70 in Kodiak. I have been trying for 30 years in MD but have never hit the lottery. I hate lotteries.
    Maryland’s black bear lottery has only been going on since 2004, 17 years perhaps?
     

    StantonCree

    Watch your beer
    Jan 23, 2011
    23,337
    Bear season is off to a slow start. It was 70 degrees and sunny yesterday and rainy with 40-50 mph wind gusts today.

    Anyone else out bear hunting this week?

    DNR spot checked my buddy. DNR said opening day was one of the worst he can remember.
     

    Antarctica

    YEEEEEHAWWW!!!!
    MDS Supporter
    Sep 29, 2012
    1,572
    Southern Anne Arundel
    Not much taken - average weight of 146?....

    "2021 Maryland Black Bear Hunt by the Numbers:

    54 black bears were harvested: 6 from Allegany County, 5 from Frederick County, 33 from Garrett County, and 10 from Washington County
    146 pounds is the average weight of bears harvested
    The heaviest bear weighed 362 pounds and was taken in Washington County
    63% of bears were taken on private land
    4,716 hunters applied for a permit
    950 permits were awarded"
     

    Inigoes

    Head'n for the hills
    MDS Supporter
    Dec 21, 2008
    47,458
    SoMD / West PA
    Not much taken - average weight of 146?....

    "2021 Maryland Black Bear Hunt by the Numbers:

    54 black bears were harvested: 6 from Allegany County, 5 from Frederick County, 33 from Garrett County, and 10 from Washington County
    146 pounds is the average weight of bears harvested
    The heaviest bear weighed 362 pounds and was taken in Washington County
    63% of bears were taken on private land
    4,716 hunters applied for a permit
    950 permits were awarded"

    5% success rate?
     

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