12-year-old kills 372-pound male bear as Maryland hunt ends

59 of the 65 bears killed are bagged in Garrett County

October 28, 2011|By Don Markus | The Baltimore Sun

The annual Maryland bear hunt ended Thursday night after a total of 65 bears were killed, the largest being a 372-pound male shot by a 12-year old boy.

Colton Lucas of Kitzmiller in Garrett County brought down the biggest of the bears, which averaged 154 pounds, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Most of the bears — 59 of them — were killed in Garrett County. The other six were killed in Allegany County.

Nearly 70 percent of the bears were killed on private property.

A total of 533 hunters participated in the controlled hunt.

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