New York Bear Season Fine So Far

New York Dept. of Environmental Conserv., Bear Hunting Magazine

Bear hunters in the Adirondacks have had a much tougher time of it than those who hunt the southern part of New York.

The early season take in the north was down by 75 percent from 2007, but the numbers seem to be rebounding for the regular season hunters with the take running about 50 percent greater than last year. If the remainder of the regular season is productive and reporting rates are good, it is suspected they will see a slightly higher total take.

In the southern areas, the bear take in central and western parts of New York is about double last year's to date and already exceeds the total archery take of 2007. About a half dozen bears have been reported in the newly expanded bear hunting areas. Bears taken in the Catskills are running about fourty-percent less than last year.

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