Weather woes lead to lowest bear harvest in 11 years

Hopes were high in 2018 with a bear population estimated at 20,000 and a fine start to the November firearms season, but unfavorable weather conditions kept harvest down. Still, there were highlights, including the harvest of a nearly 800-pound bruin, and hopes remain high for next year, too.

Orange regs may change – in Pennsylvania

Game Commission is currently considering abolishing the blaze orange requirement for archers, but fall turkey hunters would still be required to wear an orange hat while moving. The regulations concerning deer and bear hunting during the firearms season would remain the same. No orange is required for hunting spring turkeys because that requirement was rescinded back in the late '90s.

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