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With emphasis on convenience, reconfigured Maryland black bear hunt will have no quota in 2014
With emphasis on convenience, reconfigured Maryland black bear hunt will have no quota in 2014

A year after the annual Maryland black bear hunt was extended to a sixth day and the quota for the number of bears taken was not reached — both firsts since the hunt was brought back in 2004, after a 51-year absence — the schedule and some regulations for this year's hunt have changed. According to Harry Spiker, a bear biologist for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, this year's hunt will have a four-day limit and no quota. The hunt is scheduled to begin Monday and run through Thursday. "It seemed like a good time, with 10 years of data under our belt, to loosen the reins a little bit, if you will, and provide for a more pleasant experience for the...

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