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Spring black bear hunting season opens April 15

The spring black bear hunting season starts April 15.

There are several changes to the black bear hunting regulations in 2022, including

• A new 48-hour reporting requirement for all black bear harvests

• A new black bear season in Region 6 (northeast Montana)

• In Region 1 (northwest Montana), successful hunters are required to submit one premolar tooth from any black bear harvested within 10 days of harvest. They are not required to have a harvested bear inspected and tagged by FWP staff. Teeth can be submitted in person or by mail (post-marked within 10 days) with a submission form that’s a...

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