More bears 12 bears per 100 square miles*1991 data included cubs and is from Garrett Co. only. The growing population in Garrett and Allegeny counties 2000 1991* 27.3 bears 2005 39.3 bears 2011 64.5 bears 10 miles Bear nuisance complaints 30 0 MILES Baltimore FREDERICK WASHINGTON ALLEGANY GARRETT QUEEN ANNE’S KENT TALBOT BALT. MONTGOMERY HOWARD ANNEARUNDEL CALVERT CHARLES P.G. CARROLL CECIL ST. MARY’S Bear density Sightings (2008-2013) 2008 only High Medium Low Bear sightings in Montgomery County ’08 ’09 ’11 ’13 9 3 14 32 19 48 ’10 ’12 100 200 300 400 500 Allegany County Garrett County Other Maryland counties Heavy acorn year 100 Poaching, other, unknown Hunting Roadkill Bear mortality In the spring, a young bear roams widely after its mother runs it out of her territory. In 2008, a juvenile bear traveled 110 miles from New Jersey to the Eastern Shore, where it was captured and movedwest. With more bears come more reports of mischief, especially when acorns are scarce, as in 2003. Such shortagesdrive bears to seek food from human sources. ’98 ’00 ’02 ’04 ’06 ’08 ’10 ’12 ’98 ’00 ’02 ’04 ’06 ’08 ’10 ’12 HARFORD

SOURCE: Source: Harry Spiker, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Heritage Service.