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Black Bear Hunting Closes
2017 Black Bear Seasons
- Early Season: September 1 through the day before the November Rifle Deer Season. A separate Early Bear Season tag is required to hunt the Early Bear Season.
- Late Season: The first nine days of the November Rifle Deer Season.
The limit is one bear per calendar year.
Baiting is prohibited. Hounds are allowed, provided the person in charge of the dogs has a bear-dog permit, no more than six dogs are used, and no commercial guiding occurs.
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