Saturday, December 4, 2010

Pa Bear Season 2010

Bow hunters took 224 bears during the first-ever statewide, five-day bear season, and 2,815 bears were taken with a rifle during the restructured three-day season, which included a Saturday-opener this year.

The total number of bears taken was 3,039 in 53 counties throughout the Commonwealth.  The top county this year was Clinton with 248 bears.  The record for bears taken in Pa is 4,164 harvested in the 2005 season.

I was never fortunate enough to harvest a bear in Pennsylvania or anywhere else.  I did take one Hunting trip to Canada but did not even see a black bear.  That's a story for another blog entry. 

If you were successful in harvesting a bear this year, I would love to see your pictures and hear your stories.

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