Pennsylvania hunters kill more than 2,400 bears this year


The Pennsylvania Game Commission says preliminary figures indicate hunters killed more than 2,400 bears across the state this year.
Officials say the rifle season harvest, a five-day period which ended last week, resulted in 2,001 black bears killed. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports this brings the number of bears killed this year up to 2,421 – including early season, archery, and extended season kills.
The largest bear killed this year was 780 pounds, killed by a hunter using a rifle in Forest County. Hunters reported 16 bears killed in Westmoreland County and just two in Allegheny County.
The top two counties for bears killed were Clinton and Lycoming counties.

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