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Black Bear Hunting Permit Application Period Opens August 1st
New Preference Point System for Future Drawings
ANNAPOLIS, MD Ė On August 1, 2007, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) begins accepting applications from hunters to participate in this fallís black bear hunt. Marylandís black bear hunting season occurs October 22-27, 2007 and December 3-8, 2007 in Garrett and Allegany Counties.
Applications for a bear-hunting permit will be accepted online at http://blackbear.dnr.state.md.us until 6:00 p.m. on September 1, 2007. Phone applications will be accepted at 1-888-579-6768 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. from August 27 through August 31, 2007 ONLY.
Beginning this year, DNR will implement a Preference Point System for bear hunting permit applications. The new Preference Point System will not affect the results of the 2007 bear hunting permit random drawing, but will provide hunters additional entries in future drawings. Applicants will get one additional entry in the random drawing for each year they are a consecutive 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.
Only one application per person will be accepted. Duplicate applications will result in disqualification and the loss of all fees.
A $15 application fee must be submitted via credit card, check, or money order by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5, 2007. Checks and money orders should be made payable to MDDNR Black Bear and mailed to MDDNR Black Bear, P.O. Box 30, Cumberland, MD 21501.
For more info, please visit: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/bbregs.asp.
July 26, 2007
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