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Pennsylvania Game Commission reports final bear harvest exceeds 2,900

Pennsylvania had fewer than 130,000 bear hunters in 2003. In 2023, it had 206,124. That total – the fourth-highest ever – marked the fifth year in a row that bear license sales topped 200,000. (Stock photo courtesy of Tyler Frantz)

All those hunters continue to do well, too. Last year they harvested 2,920 bears. That was down from the 3,170 taken in the 2022 seasons, which isn’t necessarily surprising given the Game Commission eliminated the extended bear season in five wildlife management units – 1B, 2C, 4A, 4B and 4D – for the 2023 season.

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