Pennsylvania 2011 Bear Age Records Available

PA Game Commission, Bear Hunting Magazine

Those who harvested a bear in Pennsylvania during the 2011 seasons can log onto the Pennsylvania Game Commission's website here to access the database providing the age of the bear harvested. To access the data and learn the age of the bear, the hunter will need to have the legal seal number from the check station certificate. If they no longer have the seal number, age data also is provided in charts broken down by county of harvest.

As a cost-cutting measure, the PA Game Commission no longer mails a certificate and letter to successful bear hunters notifying them of their bear's age. Ages are available only for bears from which a tooth was pulled.

In 2011, Pennsylvania's 162,164 licensed bear hunters took a record 4,350 bears. The previous record bear harvest of 4,164 was set in 2005.

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