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Bear Seasons Start Saturday

Saturday (Oct. 15) is the opening day of the statewide archery bear season that runs till Nov. 5. The statewide muzzleloader bear season also begins on Saturday and ends on Oct. 22. A special three-day firearm season for junior and senior license holders, active-duty military personnel, and certain disabled persons’ permit holders will be included from Oct. 20 through 22. Late November and early December will usher in the regular firearms season and extended seasons.

These lengthy seasons provide, as Game Commission spokesmen like to say, lots of “opportunities” for hunters to tag bears. Over...


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