Pennsylvania Short on Black Bears

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The bear harvest season usually bring a lot of hustle to the Pennsylvania Game Commission employees and volunteers. But this year they seem to be drinking more coffee than processing black bears. In fact, the Penn Nursery Centre County bear check station recorded fewer kills this year than any of the past 10. Only 29 bears were processed on opening day, while 53 were recorded last year. The past five years have averaged at about 60 bear on opening day. There is some speculation that next years harvest will be much larger due to the diminutive size of the current harvest, but there hasn’t been enough data collected to support these conclusions. Click on the link to read the entire article from the Centre Daily Times.