There have been 27 black bears killed on Maryland roads this year, according to an unofficial count maintained by the Cumberland Times-News.
On Sept. 8, a 47-pound male bear was struck and killed on North Hill Road near Kitzmiller in Garrett County.
The Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service received a complaint from the Myersville area of Frederick County that a bear had gotten into a chicken coop and 16 chickens were dead or missing. A bear trap has been set.
To report bear incidents in Allegany County, call the Maryland Wildlife Service at 301-777-2136. In Garrett County, call 301-334-4255. Outdoor Editor Mike Sawyers may be contacted at 301-784-2523.