December 3, 2023

Application Deadlines Loom For Maryland and Pennsylvania – Bear and Elk

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The deadline for a chance at bagging a black bear in Maryland is rapidly approaching. Below is information as received from the Maryland DNR.

DNR will be accepting black bear hunting permit lottery applications by phone from Monday, August 28 through Friday, September 1 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at 888-579-6768. Applicants are required to pay a $15 nonrefundable application fee and are limited to submitting only one application. Online applications for the lottery will be accepted through 6 p.m., Friday, September 1 at The 2006 black bear hunting season is October 23-28 and December 4-9. Once DNR’s harvest objective of 35-55 bears is reached, the 2006 season will be closed.

And in Pennsylvania the application deadline for a chance at an elk hunt is also running out. This information was received from a Pennsylvania Game Commission press release.

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ — Pennsylvania hunters are
reminded about the upcoming deadlines for submitting applications for one
of the 40 elk licenses (15 antlered and 25 antlerless) to be awarded for
the Nov. 6-11, 2006 season, and the 10 elk licenses (2 either-sex and 8
antlerless) that will be awarded for the Sept. 17-22, 2007 season, during a
public drawing at the upcoming Elk Expo.
Hunters planning to participate in the elk hunt have until Friday,
Sept. 1, to get their paper applications and $10 non-refundable fee into
the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s U.S. Post Office box. Applications also
may be completed over-the-counter at any of the Game Commission’s six
region offices or Harrisburg headquarters by 4 p.m. on Sept. 1.
Individuals submitting applications via “The Outdoor Shop” on the
agency’s website ( ) have until Sept. 15.

Good luck!

Tom Remington