After last year’s intensely contentious debate over bear hunting in nearby New Jersey, Maryland now seems to be signing up for a similar fight. State Senate Bill 663, introduced by Sen. Sharon Grosfeld (D-Kensington), would do away with bear hunting and require the sportsman-funded wildlife agency to use non-lethal controls to deal with problem black bears. In the link below, the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance provides all the details and urges concerned hunters to attend a February 28 hearing.