Hunters should check black bear regulations for specific boundaries. The female bear quota for black bear hunt areas 23, 25, 26, and 27 was reached on Sunday, September 29 closing the fall season in those hunt areas.
The bear season closes for each black bear hunt area or group of hunt areas when the female mortality quota has been reached. The female quotas are used to ensure that over harvest of female bears does not occur.
It is the hunter’s responsibility to confirm that the black bear hunt area he or she intends to hunt is open. The status of hunt area closures is available twenty-four (24) hours a day by calling toll free 1-800-264-1280.