Black Bear in Maryland

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.

Maryland Black Bear Conservation Stamp

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Please check back for updates on the 2017-2018 Maryland Black Bear Conservation Stamp Design Contest.

MD Black Bear Conservation Stamp Winning Entry for 2016-2017
Winning entry for 2016-2017

Moving Through by Larry Smail from Kittanning, Pennsylvania

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