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Maryland's black bear hunt is a record-breaker.
The Department of Natural Resources says Maryland's black bear population has more than doubled since 2005 and it's adjusting the hunting rules accordingly.
Black bears are on the move in Maryland and Virginia. And while most bears stick to deep forests in both states, a bear could pop up anywhere in the region.
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There have been numerous black bear sightings around the region recently, ranging from Fairfax County and Leesburg in Virginia to Frederick, Md. But wildlife experts tell WTOP it's nothing to be concerned about.
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