Chase Boggs, of Bolivar, Mo., harvested this sow bear with his bow on private land in Douglas County on Oct. 24. MDC data on the bear showed she was 7 years of age. Shown with Boggs is Douglas County Conservation Agent Mark Henry.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that Missouri hunters harvested eight black bears during the 2022 bear-hunting season, Oct. 17–26.
More than 5,880 hunters applied during May for 400 permits for the season with the maximum total harvest being 40 bears.
Of the 400 hunters selected through a random drawing of all applicants, 350 hunters purchased permits for the season.
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