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First Official Black Bear Hunt Begins Monday in Parts of Missouri

(Salem) The first official black bear hunting season starts Monday in parts of the Show-Me State.

Dent County conservation agent Jason Midyett says 500 hunters were drawn to participate in this inaugural hunt.

Midyett says bear season could close early.

The bear quota set by the Missouri Department of Conservation is twenty for Zone 1, fifteen for Zone 2 and five bear harvested for Zone 3.

Missouri’s first black bear hunting season runs Monday through Wednesday, October 27th or until the quota is filled.

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