PA 2010 Harvest Numbers

Pennsylvania Game Commission, Bear Hunting Magazine
04/18/2011

The official 2010 bear harvest figures were released by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Hunters took a total of 3,090, which included 269 bears during the first-ever, five-day statewide archery bear season and 2,821 bears during the statewide three-day season, which included a Saturday-opener.

This harvest ranks fifth among Pennsylvania's annual bear harvests. In 2005, hunters set a record harvest of 4,164 bears. Other recent harvests were: 3,512 in 2009; 3,458 in 2008; 2,360 in 2007; 3,122 in 2006; 2,972 in 2004; 3,000 in 2003; 2,686 in 2002; 3,063 in 2001; and 3,075 in 2000.

In all, 11 bears taken by hunters weighed 600 pounds or more. The bear harvest by Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) for both seasons (archery and 3-day), including 2009's harvest results in parentheses, were: WMU 1A, 11 (8); WMU 1B, 42 (36);WMU 2A, 1 (0); WMU 2C, 307 (247); WMU 2D, 146 (128); WMU 2E, 94 (77); WMU 2F, 202 (282);WMU 2G, 894 (1,027); WMU 3A, 199 (255); WMU 3B, 234 (292); WMU 3C, 118 (73); WMU 3D, 284 (276); WMU 4A, 135 (125); WMU 4B, 55 (43); WMU 4C, 90 (141); WMU 4D, 245 (442); WMU 4E, 31 (58); and WMU 5C, 2 (1).



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