Bear Hunters' Guide to Hunting Black Bears in Maryland
- Learn and practice safe hunting techniques.
- Hunt fairly.
- Know the capabilities and limitations of their hunting devices and
use them safely.
- Obey and support all wildlife laws and report all violations.
- Respect the land and landowner and always obtain written
permission before hunting.
- Avoid knowingly interfering with another hunter and respect the
right of others to lawfully share the outdoors.
- Value the hunting experience and appreciate the beauty of the
- Positively identify their target.
- Share responsible hunting with others and work for the future of
hunting in Maryland.
- Cover their game during transport. Transporting game in an
acceptable manner is one way to maintain public support for hunting.
- Dispose of carcasses appropriately.