Individuals from Sykesville and Finksburg were charged with hunting
black bears with the aid of bait.
The Natural Resource Police charged four Carroll County residents
with black bears hunting violations on Oct. 24, according to a NRP press
Neil Franklin Howes, 64, and Thomas James Howes, 25, both of
Sykesville, were charged with hunting black bears with the aid of bait
in the the Stag Run area of Garrett County.
Charles Lester Blum, 47, and Nancy Marie Blum, 53, both of Finksburg
were charged with hunting black bears with the aid of bait and failing
to maintain visual contact while black bear hunting in the area of
According to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources black bear
hunting regulations, the use of any bait, scent attractants or
electronic calls is prohibited for black bear hunting.
In addition, a permittee and any subpermittee must maintain visual
contact with one another while hunting black bears, according to state
bear hunting regulation. The use of audio enhancement devices such as
radios or cell phones are not considered visual contact.
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