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Missouri reports 12 bears harvested in first black bear hunt

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Missouri reports 12 bears harvested in first black bear hunt

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Missouri’s first bear hunt is over.

The state hosted its first black bear hunt this season. According to local authorities, 12 bears were harvested from 40 potential bears.

The Missouri Department of Conservation revealed the numbers in a recent press release. This year’s black bear hunting season was October 18-27.

State officials wrote that 400 permits were issued after 6,330 hunters requested the hunt.
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State officials wrote that 400 permits were issued after 6,330 hunters requested the hunt. The state has set a total maximum harvest for the season at 40 bears.

MDC State Furbearer and black bear biologist Laura Conlee said: “This has been an incredibly successful first bear hunting season for Missouri given that we have a highly regulated season, which bears in the state are widely spread in a fairly rugged wilderness that many hunters had never hunted for bears before. “

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She continued, “A harvest of 12 bears in our first season is a testament to hunters. Bear hunting is an extremely difficult business, especially within the framework we have established. It was a new experience for many. many hunters, and they worked to be successful and take advantage of this new hunting opportunity. ”

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The bear population in Missouri has steadily increased by about 9%. Over the next decade, the total population is expected to double. This increase prompted the MDC to implement a regulated black bear hunting season for the first time in the history of the department.

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“Our highly regulated and limited season included a maximum sustainable harvest of 40 bears, which is about 5% of our total bear population,” said Conlee. “We have also banned the baiting and use of dogs, limited the hunt to 10 days, and limited the number of hunters who can participate. With any new season, it is difficult to predict the success of hunters, so we adopted a conservative approach to limiting the number of hunters and the length of the hunting season, this was to ensure that we did not overexploit the bear population in an area.

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