Hunters who use bait put out food in the forest and then hide and wait for a bear to come within shooting range. Photo: Buckrail // Nick Sulzer

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. —Black bear hunters are alerted that Black Bear Hunt Area 9, Sierra Madres, closed at 7:30 pm on Sunday, October 6.

Black Bear Hunt Area 9 has a female mortality quota of six females in the fall. Black bear hunting seasons close when the mortality quota is reached, or on the closing day, whichever comes first.

Bear hunters are reminded to pick up a copy of the regulations detailed inside the brochure 2019 Black Bear Hunting Seasons. Bear hunters are required to call the Black Bear Mortality Limit Hotline before going hunting to determine which hunt areas are open for hunting black bear. The Black Bear Mortality Limit Hotline is: 1-800-264-1280. Information on hunt area closures and quotas are updated on a daily basis. Any harvested bear must be reported to a game warden, biologist, or Wyoming Game and Fish Department regional office within 72 hours.