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oped areas within the study areas.
"If you could look around and see
houses, or you were in a commercial area
or an industrial park, we considered that
developed," Ternent explained.
In total, 78 bears were captured and
fitted with radio collars, and about 26
percent of those bears were 1-year-olds
that perhaps were new arrivals in the area
due to dispersal.
But the study showed even these
bears weren't transients. Once fitted with
radio-collars and tracked, most went on to
establish home ranges that intersected or
abutted the study areas, or died.
Only three bears in the study traveled
well beyond their study area following
capture.
A year-old female captured in the
Johnstown study area in June 2012 traveled more than 700 miles before denning
Dec. 4, about 84 miles from the capture
site. Similarly, a year-old male captured
in May 2010 at Scranton International
Airport traveled more than 750 miles
through 11 counties before being harvested about 114 miles away. And a
2-year-old male captured in State College
in June 2012 remained in the study area
until mid-November, then traveled south
into Maryland and partially back, covering more than 400 miles before its radio
stopped transmitting in late January.
But these bears clearly were the exception. The remaining bears in the study
exhibited year-round home-range sizes
that were comparable to previous studies, with about 11 percent of their home
Bears with home ranges that include developed areas are harvested by hunters at rates nearly
identical to anywhere else in the state. Above top, the 315-pound male trapped in Allegheny
County in 2012 was harvested in the archery bear season, months after its release. Above
middle, Joseph Joswiak, of Beaver Falls, harvested this 161-pound male on the opening day of
the 2013 firearms deer season in Wildlife Management Unit 2B. Meanwhile, heading into this
spring, WCO Jerry Kapral estimated he'd trapped perhaps 60 bears over the course of his career,
including a sow and three cubs, all in one trap, in a Franklin Township mobile-home park in 2014.
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