Maryland wildlife managers are reporting an increase in mange, a skin disease caused by parasitic mites, among Maryland black bears.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is advising western Maryland residents to take measures to avoid unwelcome visits from hungry black bears.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it will change the way black bear hunts are managed to make planning easier for hunters.
A hungry black bear has been making house calls near Frederick.
Maryland wildlife managers are starting a new black bear population study.