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Hunters Take Down 2,063 Bears in State


December 5, 2019

Hunters during the final day of Pennsylvania’s statewide bear season harvested 565 bears, raising the 2019 statewide general-season harvest to 2,063.

That adds to an early season harvest of 1,335, increasing the 2019 total bear harvest to 3,398, not including the extended bear season, which kicked off Saturday in 16 Wildlife Management Units.

Final bear harvest numbers likely will be available in February 2020.

None of the bears taken on the final day of the statewide season cracked the Top 10 list for heaviest bears.

The largest bear through all 2019 seasons continues to be the 813-pound...

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