Maine's bear hunt has reached the point of the year in which it expands to allow hunting with the use of dogs.

Most of the state's bear hunt takes place over bait, and that season started Aug. 27 and runs until Sept. 22. The season when hunters can use hunting dogs for the state's bear hunt is coming.

According to usnews.com hunting dogs will be allowed to track bear from today (September 10) to October 26 then the hunting season continues until November 24.