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Bear Seasons and Limits by Zone
American black bear
Map of Bear Zones with CWD Management Zone Highlighted
  • Bear Zone 1 Season Details

    2019 Bear Season Dates

    Archery: Sept. 28-Nov. 30, 2019
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 19-27, 2019
    Special Youth Modern Gun Bear Hunt: Nov. 2-3, 2019 
    Modern Gun: Nov. 9-30, 2019

    Statewide Bag Limit

    One bear, either sex, by any method.

    Bear Zone Quota

    Hunters must call 800-440-1477 the evening before the hunt to check the harvest number. The season will end the morning after the quota is reached or Nov. 30, whichever comes first. 
    Archery quota: 250 bears
    Muzzleloader quota: 45 bears
    Modern gun quota: 45 bears

  • Bear Zone 2 Season Details

    2019 Bear Season Dates

    Archery: Sept. 28-Nov. 30, 2019
    Muzzleloader: Oct. 19-27, 2019
    Special Youth Modern Gun Bear Hunt: Nov. 2-3, 2019 
    Modern Gun: Nov. 9-29, 2019

    Statewide Bag Limit

    One bear, either sex, by any method.

    Bear Zone Quota

    Bear Zone 2 does not have a quota.

  • Bear Zone 5 Season Details

    2019 Bear Season Dates

    Archery: closed
    Muzzleloader: closed
    Special Youth Modern Gun Bear Hunt: closed 
    Modern Gun: Nov. 23-Dec. 1, 2019

    Statewide Bag Limit

    One bear, either sex, by any method.

    Bear Zone Quota

    Hunters must call 800-440-1477 the evening before the hunt to check the harvest number. The season will end the morning after the quota is reached or Dec. 1, whichever comes first. 
    Modern gun quota: 10 bears

  • Bear Zone 5A Season Details

    2019 Bear Season Dates

    Archery: closed
    Muzzleloader: closed
    Special Youth Modern Gun Bear Hunt: closed 
    Modern Gun: Nov. 16-Dec. 1, 2019

    Statewide Bag Limit

    One bear, either sex, by any method.

    Bear Zone Quota

    Hunters must call 800-440-1477 the evening before the hunt to check the harvest number. The season will end the morning after the quota is reached or Dec. 1, whichever comes first. 
    Modern gun quota: 5 bears

  • All Remaining Bear Zones Closed to Hunting

    All Remaining Bear Zones Closed to Hunting