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Final 2012 Bear Harvest Ranks
Third Overall
PGC	 Executive	 Director	 Carl	 G.	
Roe	recently	announced	final	bear	
harvest	results	from	the	state’s	2012	
seasons	 reveal	 hunters	 harvested	
3,632	 bears,	 which	 ranks	 as	 the	
third	 highest	 in	 Pennsylvania	
history.
The	record	bear	harvest	was	set	
in	2011,	when	hunters	took	4,350	
bears.	In	2005,	hunters	harvested	
4,162	bears,	which	was	the	second	
highest	in	history.
The	 final	 harvest	 tallies	 by	
season	 are:	 13	 in	 the	 new,	 early	
seasons	 in	 Wildlife	 Management	
Units	2B,	5B,	5C	and	5D;	262	bears	
taken	during	the	statewide,	5-day	
archery	 bear	 season;	 2,685	 bears	
taken	during	the	4-day	bear	season,	
which	included	a	Saturday	opener;	
and	672	bears	taken	during	the	extended	bear	season	held	in	various	
WMUs	during	all	or	portions	of	the	
first	week	of	deer	season.
The	final	bear	harvests	by	WMU	
(with	final	2011	figures	in	parentheses)	 were:	 WMU	 1A,	 4	 (13);	
WMU	1B,	38	(64);	WMU	2B,	6	
(1):	WMU	2C,	268	(226);	WMU	
2D,	162	(150);	WMU	2E,	50	(79);	
WMU	2F,	285	(345);	WMU	2G,	
829	(1,086);	WMU	3A,	342	(564);	
WMU	3B,	279	(479);	WMU	3C,	
146	(299);	WMU	3D,	305	(318);	
WMU	 4A,	 139	 (72);	 WMU	 4B,	
84	 (70);	 WMU	 4C,	 163	 (148);	
WMU	4D,	403	(355);	WMU	4E,	
110	(79);	WMU	5A,	1	(1);	WMU	
5B,	2	(0);	and	WMU	5C,	16	(1).
Bears	 were	 harvested	 in	 56	 of	
the	state’s	67	counties;	which	also	
APRIL 2013	

marked	 a	 record	 for	 the	 number	
of	counties	included.	The	top	five	
bear	 harvest	 counties	 this	 year,	
once	 again,	 all	 come	 from	 the	
Northcentral	 Region:	 Lycoming,	
341	(336	taken	in	2011);	Clinton,	
265	(205);	Tioga,	227	(381);	Potter	
179	(399);	and	Centre,	143	(129).
Final	county	harvests	by	region	
(with	2011	figures	in	parentheses)	
are:
Northwest:	 Warren:	 94	 (119);	
Clarion,	 77	 (47);	 Venango,	 62	
(56);	Forest,	56	(90);	Jefferson,	51	
(45);	 Butler,	 11	 (9);	 Erie,	 7	 (7);	
Crawford,	 6	 (16);	 and	 Mercer,	 1	
(6).
Southwest:	Somerset,	94	(75);	
Fayette,	 79	 (67);	 Westmoreland,	
37	(24);	Armstrong,	35	(66);	Indiana,	24	(33);	Cambria,	11	(35);	
and	Allegheny,	4	(1).
Northcentral:	 Lycoming,	 341	
(336);	Clinton,	265	(205);	Tioga,	
227	 (381);	 Potter	 179	 (399);	
Centre,	 143	 (129);	 McKean,	
134	(258);	Clearfield,	102	(154);	
Union,	82	(49);	Elk,	76	(153);	and	
Cameron,	67	(100).
Southcentral:	Huntingdon,	125	
(73);	Bedford,	86	(44);	Mifflin,	62	
(48);	 Blair,	 50	 (32);	 Juniata,	 37	
(33);	 Perry,	 32	 (13);	 Fulton,	 25	
(15);	 Franklin,	 14	 (13);	 Snyder,	
14	(29);	Adams,	2	(0);	and	Cumberland,	2	(4).
Northeast:	 Pike,	 108	 (116);	
Monroe,	 102	 (88);	 Luzerne,	 100	
(99);	Bradford,	86	(126);	Wayne,	
73	(208);	Carbon,	67	(45);	Sullivan,	60	(180);	Wyoming,	57	(57);	
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013

Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013
Contents
Another Doorstep
Whitetail Predation
Pymatuning and Conneaut
Grinnin’ a Gobbler
Want to Be a Successful Turkey Hunter?
One for Officer Grove
Pennsylvania Otters — A Success Story
Kestrel Numbers Climb at SGL 205
From the Field
Field Notes
Conservation News
Making a Difference
What Should I Be Doing This Month?
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Another Doorstep
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Whitetail Predation
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Pymatuning and Conneaut
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Grinnin’ a Gobbler
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Want to Be a Successful Turkey Hunter?
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - One for Officer Grove
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Pennsylvania Otters — A Success Story
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Kestrel Numbers Climb at SGL 205
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - From the Field
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Making a Difference
Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - What Should I Be Doing This Month?
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - April 2013 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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