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2012 Maryland Bear Hunting Permit Lottery Two Ways to Enter 1. ONLINE: http://blackbear.dnr.state.md.us July 1- August 31, 2012 (ending 11:59 p.m. on 8/31/2012) 24 hours a day 2. BY PHONE: 1-888-579-6768 From August 20 – 24, 2012 9:00 am to 5:30 pm Deadline: August 31, 2012 Application Process for the 2012 Maryland Bear Hunting Permit •Bear Hunting Permits will be made available through a lottery system. Applications for the Bear Hunting Permits will be accepted online from July 1- August 31, 2012 (24/7) at: http://blackbear.dnr.state.md.us/. Telephone applications will be accepted from August 20 – 24, 2012 by calling 1-888-579-6768 between the hours of 9am- 5:30pm. •To apply, each applicant must pay a $15 nonrefundable application fee and may only enter once. Applicants must possess a valid Hunter Safety Certificate or have held a hunting license prior to July 1, 1977 or hunted on private property prior to July 1, 1977 to apply. The drawing will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 and all successful applicants will be notified shortly thereafter. •In 2007 DNR implemented a Preference Point System for bear hunting permit applicants. Preference points provide additional entries in future drawings. Applicants receive one additional entry in the random drawing for each year they have been a concurrent applicant. ◦Applicants must apply each year to retain preference points. If an applicant skips a year, all preference points will be forfeited. ◦Once an applicant is selected to receive a bear hunting permit in the random drawing, all preference points will be forfeited. ◦If an applicant is selected in the random drawing, but forfeits the permit, all preference points will be forfeited. ◦Applicants will not forfeit preference points by participating in the hunt as a Subpermittee or Landowner Subpermittee. •Bear Hunting Permits will be valid anywhere in the designated bear hunting area. Each successful applicant may designate 1 sub-permittee who will be allowed to participate in every aspect of the hunt. If hunting on private land, the permittee may designate the landowner as an additional ‘landowner’ subpermittee who will be restricted to hunting on his/her own land. Only 1 black bear may be harvested by a permittee/subpermittee hunting team. Black Bear Hunting Regulations
Bear Hunters’ Guide to
Hunting Black Bears in Maryland 2012
Western Maryland is home to a thriving population of black bears offering hunters a unique chance to hunt this game animal throughout Garrett and Allegany counties. The black bear is challenging to hunt – a master of their environment. They roam vast areas – often traveling several miles a day moving through their surroundings with an incomparable caution, paying attention to every detail of their surroundings. For a hunter to take a wild black bear is a true achievement. It is possible, though, for you to rise to the challenge and be one of Maryland’s successful bear hunters, even if you are new to bear hunting.
Apply Online for 2012 Maryland Bear Hunting Permit Lottery
July 1- August 31, 2012
(ending 11:59 p.m. on 8/31/2012)
24 hours a day
Maryland Black Bear Hunting Lottery is underway APPLY NOW! Go to http://blackbear.dnr.state.md.us/ Online applications for the Maryland Black Bear Lottery are being accepted until 11:59 p.m. (almost midnight) on Friday, September 2.
To apply, a $15 nonrefundable application fee must be submitted via credit card, check, or money order. All payments must be received by 12 p.m. on Monday, September 5, 2010. Checks and money orders should be made payable to MDDNR Black Bear and mailed to MDDNR Black Bear, P.O. Box 360, Frostburg, MD 21532.
Only one application per person will be accepted. Duplicate applications will result in disqualification and forfeiture of all fees. Registrations will also be accepted by phone between August 22 and August 26 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 1-888-579-6768. Read what last year’s hunters had to say: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/huntersguide/BearHunt_Testimonials.asp See photos from prior hunts: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/huntersguide/BearHunt_Photos.asp (Later this year, it could be you in one of those photos). For everything Maryland Black Bear, visit our online resource: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/huntersguide/BlackBearGuide.asp The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is accepting applications to participate in this year’s lottery for black bear hunting permits through September 2. Applications issued will be valid for this year’s black bear hunting season, which will take place October 24 through October 29.
This year’s hunt will follow the same successful model we’ve used for the previous bear hunting seasons.
The application process will follow the Preference Point System for bear hunting permit applications that DNR implemented in 2007. Hunters who apply this year will receive one entry in the random drawing as well as one additional entry for each past consecutive year they have applied. Therefore, those hunters who applied unsuccessfully in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 will receive five entries in the drawing when they apply this year. The following rules also apply: Applicants must apply each year to retain preference points. If an applicant skips a year, all preference points will be forfeited. Once an applicant is selected to receive a bear hunting permit in the random drawing, all preference points will be forfeited. If an applicant is selected in the random drawing, but forfeits the permit, all preference points will be forfeited. Applicants will have the opportunity to purchase a preference point. This will allow those hunters who cannot hunt in 2010 the opportunity to retain their preference points for use in future drawings. DNR will issue 260 bear hunting permits with a quota of 55-80 bears and will close the hunt when the quota is reached. The opportunity to hunt black bears in Maryland remains limited to Garrett and Allegany counties.
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