New From COPA Preliminary Statewide Bear Harvest Results - Hunters during the final day of Pennsylvania’s statewide bear season harvested 168 bears, raising the 2017 statewide season harvest to 1,796 – an about 30 percent decrease compared to the 2,579 bears taken during the four days of the statewide season in 2016. Extensive rain on the season’s opening day, Nov. 18, led to the harvest decline. Archery and other early-bear season harvest data is not included in this report. Comprehensive ...
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