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Den-hunting banned, big game licenses set

SALIDA, Colo. – The Colorado Wildlife Commission set license numbers for most big game species for the 2011 hunting seasons Thursday and unanimously approved a regulation banning the hunting or harassment of black bears in their dens. During the first day of its busy two-day May meeting, Commissioners also approved…


Springtime Means Bear Sighting Time

A black bear sighting, even somewhere like metro Atlanta, is not altogether unusual, especially during the Georgia springtime. That’s because during the spring and summer, young male bears that are “on their own” for the first time may be found roaming and sometimes stumbling into non-traditional bear range, including suburbs…


Attention Black Bear Baiters

During the November 2010 Alaska Board of Game meeting in Ketchikan, a regulation was adopted that requires that all black bear baiting permit holders provide GPS coordinates to the department for each bait site before a permit will be issued. In Units 1 – 5, a person may not establish…


Washington Spring Black Bear Hunt Applications Due March 10

OLYMPIA – Hunters may now purchase and submit applications for a 2011 spring black bear hunting permit, applicable to specific areas of western and eastern Washington. To be eligible for a permit, hunters must purchase and submit an application to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) by midnight…


More Than 9,000 Permits Available for the 2011 Wisconsin Black Bear Season

MADISON – More than 9,000 permits will be available for the 2011 black bear season, about the same as last year. Natural Resources Board members approved at their Jan. 26 meeting a level of 9,005 permits, nearly identical to the 2010 permit offering of 8,910, according to Linda Olver, Department…


Pennsylvania Game Commission Releases Official 2008 Bear Harvest Report

HARRISBURG – According to official 2008 bear harvest figures released today by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, hunters took a total of 3,458 bears, which included 69 bears during the archery bear season, Nov. 19-20; 2,951 bears during the statewide 3-day season, Nov. 24-26; and 438 bears during the extended season,…


Bear Hunting Permits Approved in Utah

Wildlife Board sets permit numbers for 2009 Eight more black bears might be taken by hunters in Utah this year. At their Jan. 8 meeting in Salt Lake City, members of the Utah Wildlife Board approved 319 hunting permits for Utah’s 2009 spring and fall seasons. In 2008, a total…


Preliminary Bear Harvest Moves to Second Place

HARRISBURG – With an additional 419 bears taken during the extended bear season that was open last week in certain parts of the state, Pennsylvania Game Commission preliminary harvest reports accounted for 3,436 bears, which moves this year’s harvest into second place in state bear harvests. Updated preliminary results also…


DNR Invites Wildlife Artists to Enter 13th Annual Maryland Black Bear Conservation Stamp Design Contest

Annapolis, Md. — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites artists to submit original artwork for the 13th Annual Black Bear Conservation Stamp Design Contest. Both Maryland residents and non-residents may enter now through March 20, 2009. “The proceeds from the sale of the Black Bear Stamp and other related…


Bear Hunters Harvest Stands at Fifth Highest in Pennsylvania History So Far

Archery bear hunt results in a harvest of 68 HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission preliminary bear harvest figures show that 2,936 bears were taken during the recently completed three-day season (Nov. 24-26), and an additional 68 bears were harvested during the two-day archery bear harvest (Nov. 19-20). So far, the…