Deer in Spring Landscape

Black Bear in Maryland

Currently, Maryland has a breeding population of black bears in the 4 westernmost counties (Garrett, Allegany, Washington, and Frederick), with the highest bear densities found in Garrett and western Allegany counties. Although evidence of a breeding population is confined to the western 4 counties, DNR receives several bear sightings and complaints in central and southern Maryland counties each year.

2013-2014 Maryland Black Bera Conservation Stamp Winner2014-2015 Maryland Black Bear Conservation Stamp Design Contest

The design contest judging will be held in conjunction with the 44th Annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Judging for the Black Bear Conservation Stamp Contest will be in D Hall of the Convention Center following the Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Contest, which begins at noon. Click here for information, rules and entry forms.

Black Bear Project Annual Report

Maryland Black Bear Conservation Stamp
Winning entry for 2013-2014: Morning Stroll” by Steve Oliver
Winning entry for 2013-2014: Morning Stroll” by Steve Oliver

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