Pennsylvania 2010 Bear Age Records Ready

Pennsylvania Game Commission, Bear Hunting Magazine

Pennsylvania bear hunters interested in learning the age of the bear they harvested during the 2010 seasons can now log onto the Pennsylvania Game Commission's website at to access the database providing age information.

First click on "Hunt/Trap" in the menu bar at the top of the page, then click on "Hunting," scroll down and click on "Black Bear" in the "Big Game" listing, and then scroll down and click on "Black Bear Age Data" in the "Reference" listing.

As a cost-cutting measure, the Game Commission no longer mails a certificate and letter to successful bear hunters notifying them of their bear's age. Hunters are given a certificate at the check station when their bear is processed, and information about how and when they can find the age data from the extracted tooth. Ages are available only for bears from which a tooth was pulled. The hunter will need to have their legal seal number from the check station certificate. If the hunter no longer has the seal number, age data also is provided in charts broken down by county of harvest.

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