Maryland Hunters Bag 68 Bears

_Once the flash point for lawsuits, legislation and protests, the bear hunt has become just another part of the wildlife management program run by the Department of Natural Resources.

__Biologists are already crunching the numbers and will be reaching out to hunters for their assessments of the season, which ended Thursday evening when the 68th bear - a 168-pound male - was brought into the Mount Nebo check station in Garrett County by a 15-year-old girl from Friendsville, just up the road._