Bear lottery needs to go

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  • mauser58

    My home is a sports store
    Dec 2, 2020
    1,784
    Baltimore County, near the Bay
    Me and my sons applied for the lottery the first five years they had it. It was hardly any applicants back then. We got picked three times in first five years. Hard to find land to hunt if you dont own any west. Luckily my one son knew a few people in Garrett county and hunted a few farms. I do think that they should not just open up a long season as it may destroy the bear population like it was from over hunting years ago. Maybe like a two day open season for residents. I understand some farms have bad crop damage from them. They can destroy a corn crop fast. I also think in that case issue crop damage permits for landowners for reducing damage. Have to keep a balance though
     
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    Bullfrog

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    Oct 8, 2009
    15,323
    Carroll County
    Does the poster get a notification after someone responds to them/ can turn it off if they want?
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    Park ranger

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    Dec 6, 2015
    2,326
    Saw this while searching around on google and luckily enough I got a permit this year! Do you still need someone fill the permit at the campground, I would be happy to help. Not really sure how to pm I'm a new member.
    Hi, this year has been a little different. I have seen a bear in 2 months.
     

    rnj66

    Member
    Mar 2, 2024
    53
    Grantsville md
    Most modern hunters, won't ever see or harvest a bear unless baited.
    The last 40 years or do hunting/living south western PA/somerset County.
    My family has hunted bear on private and state game lands. Typically successful of 2-6 bear harvested annually with our family/friends
    But
    You can sit in a tree and "wait".
    You gotta get in the thickets on the river beds and deep steep hollows of cut timber and drive them out get em moving.
    Now I live 1 mile south of that same area , but now 6 years in Maryland.
    Garrett county.
    We see bear on the farm coming n going
    But to " hunt" them?
    Just be pure luck to be same place at same time as one passing thru the cornfields .
    None if the Maryland guys "hunt " them.
    They sit and wait, get bored, go home..
    Your talking a bear population mayb 1/20th of the deer population.
    And I know a lot of guys in md that dint get a buck each year in garrett county.
     

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