2005 Bear Season Sets Record

The PGC reports:

Two days of bear hunting have produced a preliminary harvest of 2,875 bears, the largest two-day preliminary harvest total ever posted in the Commonwealth.

Here are the details:

The preliminary two-day bear harvest by Wildlife Management Unit was as follows: WMU 1A, 6 (6 in 2004); WMU 1B, 26 (19); WMU 2A, 4 (0); WMU 2C, 246 (165); WMU 2D, 93 (86); WMU 2E, 97 (63); WMU 2F, 233 (180); WMU 2G, 805 (586); WMU 3A, 233 (150); WMU 3B, 258 (241); WMU 3C, 95 (78); WMU 3D, 216 (230); WMU 4A, 125 (38); WMU 4B, 36 (22); WMU 4C, 90 (121); WMU 4D, 260 (237); WMU 4E, 51 (38); and WMU 5A, 1 (0).

The top bear harvest county in the state after the first two days was Lycoming with 222, followed by Clinton, 206; Tioga 185; Potter, 180; and Cameron, 153.

Hunters can try out the extended bear season to boost these figures.

This year’s extended season will run from Nov. 28 to Dec. 3, in WMUs 3B, 3C, 3D, 4C and 4E, in northeastern Pennsylvania. This season is concurrent with the first week of the two-week rifle deer season.

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