STATE BY STATE
Over the coming year we will be analyzing each of the states that still allow bear hunting. We want to share our knowledge, so that we can support citizen driven activism to push back on this outdated and barbaric tradition.
The state of Alaska is wide open to bear hunting. The cruelest methods, such as baiting and hounding, are used to kill these majestic animals. Learn about our journey fighting to save bear.
In Georgia, bear hunters can kill two bears per season and are allowed to practice the cruel and outdated tradition of hounding in the Southern Bear Zone.
Working with a coalition of groups throughout the state of Florida, we successfully stopped a 2016, 2017 and 2018 black bear hunt. Hunters are continuing to push a bear hunt to state officials even though the bear population is fractured and fragile.
This bear hunting state encourages the killing of cubs. There have been many groups over the years fighting to end this. It has been a seesaw battle stopping this hunt.
Maryland bear hunters are not expected or required to know how to use their weapons properly. In fact, they don't even have to graduate kindergarten to participate in the of killing bears, as there are no age restrictions and adult supervision is not mandatory.
Montana has an active black bear hunting season. The reintroduction of grizzly bear hunting has been halted for now.
A new proposal presented by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) aims to expand bear hunting. Currently, bear hunting is allowed in four counties, if the proposal passes an additional 10-11 counties will be added.
As of July 31st, 2017, the grizzly bears of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) are no longer protected by the Endangered Species Act..