Wednesday, March 7, 2012
2011 FINAL BEAR HARVEST SETS NEW RECORD
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that the final bear harvest results from the state’s three recently concluded seasons show that hunters harvested 4,350 bears, which sets a new record as the highest in Pennsylvania history.
On Dec. 5, preliminary harvest of 3,968 was announced, but that figure did not include complete reports from all check stations.
The final harvest tallies by season is: 304 bears taken during the statewide, five-day archery bear season;
3,168 bears taken during the four-day bear season, which included a Saturday-opener; and 878 bears taken during the extended bear season held in various Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) during all or portions of the first week of the deer season.