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, the department receives several bear sightings and complaints in central and
southern Maryland counties each year.
To Report Bear-related Emergencies Call 1-410-260-8888
Black Bear Conservation Program
Living with Black BearsDo you live in or are you planning on vacationing in western MD? Learn what you can do to help keep Maryland’s Bears wild.
Black Bear Education Trunk
An Overview of Maryland Black Bear Hunting Seasons 2004-2017
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)