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bovine tuberculosis and found to be free from these diseases. New Bolton Center also is conducting the CWD tests on the deer samples. Results are expected later this spring.

To learn more about CWD, visit the agency’s website and click on the “Wildlife” in menu bar in the banner, then choose “Wildlife Diseases” and click on “Chronic Wasting Disease.”

2011 bear harvest sets record
THE FINAL bear harvest results from the state’s three recently concluded seasons show that hunters harvested 4,350 bears, which sets a record as the highest in Pennsylvania history. The final harvest tallies by season are: 304 bears taken during the statewide, 5-day archery bear season; 3,168 taken during the 4-day bear season, which included a Saturday-opener; and 878 during the extended bear season held in various WMUs during all or portions of the first week of the deer season. The 2005 bear season, when hunters harvested 4,164 bears, stood as the record harvest until 2011. That old harvest record was set in a 3-day statewide season and a 6-day extended bear season in five WMUs. Other recent bear harvests include: 3,090 in 2010; 3,512 in 2009; 3,458 in 2008; 2,362 in 2007; 3,124 in 2006; 2,976 in 2004; 3,000 in 2003; 2,686 in 2002; 3,063 in 2001; 3,075 in 2000; 1,740 in 1999; and 2,598 in 1998. The final bear harvests by Wildlife Management Unit (with final 2010 figures in parentheses) were: WMU 1A, 13 (11); WMU 1B, 64 (42); WMU 2A, 0 (1); WMU 2B, 1 (0): WMU 2C, 226 (307); WMU 2D, 150 (146); WMU 2E, 79 (94); WMU 2F, 345 (202); WMU 2G, 1,086 (894); WMU 3A, 564 (199); WMU 3B, 479 (234); WMU 3C, 299 (118); WMU 3D, 318 (284); WMU 4A, 72 (135); WMU 4B, 70 (55); WMU 4C, 148 (90); WMU 4D, 355 (245); WMU 4E,
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79 (31); WMU 5A, 1 (0); and WMU 5C, 1 (2). Bears were harvested in 54 of the state’s 67 counties. The top five bear harvest counties this year, once again, all come from the Northcentral Region. However, the final numbers caused a shifting in the order of counties in that list, as well as in several region rankings. After all reports were reviewed, Potter ended up in the top spot with 399 bears harvested (148 in 2010); followed by Tioga, 381 (184); Lycoming, 336 (230); McKean, 258 (92); and Clinton 205 (250). Final county harvests by region (with 2010 figures in parentheses) are: Northwest: Warren, 119 (54); Forest, 90 (47); Venango, 56 (57); Clarion, 47 (49); Jefferson, 45 (34); Crawford, 16 (10); Butler, 9 (12); Erie, 7 (3); and Mercer, 6 (2). Southwest: Somerset, 75 (83); Fayette, 67 (101); Armstrong, 66 (56); Cambria, 35 (18); Indiana, 33 (43); Westmoreland, 24 (62); and Allegheny, 1 (0). Northcentral: Potter 399 (148); Tioga, 381 (184); Lycoming, 336 (230); McKean, 258 (92); Clinton, 205 (250); Clearfield, 154 (182); Elk, 153 (89); Centre, 129 (119); Cameron, 100 (138); and Union, 49 (46). Southcentral: Huntingdon, 73 (95); Bedford, 55 (84); Mifflin, 48 (43); Juniata, 33 (19); Blair, 32 (31); Snyder, 29 (19); Fulton, 15 (11); Franklin, 13 (8); Perry, 13 (17); Cumberland, 4 (1).
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012

Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012
History of the Whitetail
26 Days for a Gobbler
I Took a Stand
Enemies Among Us
The Smile Says It All
Wild Turkey Trivia
Wild Turkey Cures A Heartache
First VPA-HIP Habitat Project Nears Completion
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Fun Game
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - History of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 2
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 26 Days for a Gobbler
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - I Took a Stand
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Enemies Among Us
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - The Smile Says It All
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Wild Turkey Trivia
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Wild Turkey Cures A Heartache
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - First VPA-HIP Habitat Project Nears Completion
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2012 - Crossings
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