GAME COMMISSION RELEASES OFFICIAL 2004 BEAR HARVEST FIGURES

The PGC has released the 2004 Bear Harvest numbers.
Black Bear

2,972 bears were taken making 2004 the state’s fourth largest bear kill.

Director Vern Ross claims:

Pennsylvania has become one of America’s top black bear hunting states, both for the incredible size some of our black bears attain and for their increasing availability here. Today, bears are being taken in 50 or more counties annually.

Numbers by WMUs:

The bear harvest by WMU for the statewide three-day and extended seasons, including 2003’s harvest results in parentheses, were: WMU 1A, 6 (3); WMU 1B, 21 (39); WMU 2C, 187 (218); WMU 2D, 103 (139); WMU 2E, 67 (100); WMU 2F, 195 (204); WMU 2G, 632 (718); WMU 3A, 163 (153); WMU 3B, 321 (298); WMU 3C, 200 (129); WMU 3D, 419 (413); WMU 4A, 40 (63); WMU 4B, 22 (16); WMU 4C, 278 (119); WMU 4D, 247 (317); WMU 4E, 69 (71); WMU 5C, 1 (0). There was one additional bear for which harvest location information was not available.

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