Currently, Maryland has a breeding population of black bears in
the 4 westernmost counties (Garrett, Allegany, Washington, and Frederick), with
the highest bear densities found in Garrett and western Allegany counties.
Although evidence of a breeding population is confined to the western 4
counties, the department receives several bear sightings and complaints in central and
southern Maryland counties each year.
Please check back for updates on the 2017-2018 Maryland Black Bear Conservation Stamp Design Contest.
An Overview of Maryland Black Bear Hunting Seasons 2004-2016
Living with Maryland’s Black BearsDo you live in or are you planning on vacationing in western MD? Learn what you can do to help keep Maryland’s Bears wild.
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