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Rifle Bear Season Begins Saturday

The four-day rifle season for bear hunting begins on Saturday (Nov. 18). Although the PGC has de-emphasized the importance of this traditional hunting season by establishing various other bear-hunting seasons, the four-day hunt is still anticipated by numerous groups of enthusiastic bear hunters. Last year only 1,051 of the total harvest of 3,170 bears were killed during the four-day hunt. Archery and muzzleloader/special rifle seasons prior to the regular season accounted for 1,451 bruins. The extended rifle season during deer season accounted for 663 more. The early hunts are now over, and t...


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