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Can Pennsylvania Hunters Set a New Bear Harvest Record?


October 29, 2020

Pennsylvania has a chance to break last year’s record bear harvest of 4,653 in the coming bear seasons.

At first glance, it seems an unlikely possibility given so many bears were taken last fall. But even with last fall’s phenomenal harvest, there’s still about 20,000 black bears roaming Penn’s Woods. And those new and extended bear seasons that helped hunters set the record harvest are back this fall. In fact, an additional week of hunting has been added to the archery bear season, and the four-day general bear season, which starts on a Saturday, will offer a day of Sunday hunting,...

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