Black bear hunt area 11 closes

Black bear hunters are alerted that Black Bear hunt area 11, the Smith’s Fork Bear Management Unit, closed on Thursday, October 22 at 4:40 p.m. Hunt area 11 has a female mortality quota of 5 females in the spring and five females in the fall. Black bear hunting seasons close when the female mortality quota is reached or on the closing day, whichever comes first. Bear hunters are reminded to pick up a copy of the 2015 Black Bear Hunting Regulations. Bear hunters are required to call the Black Bear Mortality Limit Hotline before going hunting to determine which hunt areas are open for hunting black bear. The black bear mortality quota hotline is: 1-800-264-1280. Information on hunt area closures and quotas is updated on a daily basis. Any harvested bear must be reported to a game warden, biologist, or Game and Fish regional office within 72 hours. #shortgo