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8:50 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Big Change Possible for Bear Hunting in Maryland

Credit dnr.state.md.us

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is considering a big change in the black bear hunting season.

The agency said Monday it may eliminate the quota system that has dictated the length of each season since bear hunting resumed in 2004 after a 51-year ban.

Instead, the season would be of a predetermined length. That's how hunting seasons for other species are run.

The proposal will be considered at stakeholders meeting in Owings Mills on Feb. 12. 

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