Record Bear Harvest

2005 will set a lot of records. Probably the lowest deer harvest since data has been collected (or fudged). The bear numbers are already in: 3,331.

Hunters shot a new state record 3,331 black bears in the state’s recently concluded three-day bear season, which ran Nov. 21-23, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The extended bear season ends Dec. 3, and is being held for hunters in WMUs 3B, 3C, 3D, 4C and 4E.

I guess when you require successful hunters to take their game to a check station, you can be certain of the number harvested. What a novel idea.

1 Comment on “Record Bear Harvest

  1. Add another 792 bears killed in the extended season in five WMU’s, bringing the total to 4,123. Many were cubs, 50 lbs. or less. This will put a serious dent in the bear population and reproduction. Will bear follow deer and disappear from the Commonwealth? I think I will take up golf or tennis.

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