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2012-11-21 12:22:45

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three days of the statewide four-day bear season have produced a preliminary harvest of 2,442 bears, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission check station reports filed this morning. Last year's three-day bear harvest total was 3,023; in 2010, which offered a three-day season with a Saturday opener, the harvest total was 2,815. The preliminary three-day bear harvest by Wildlife Management Unit was as follows: WMU 1A, 3; WMU 1B,...

2012-11-20 16:27:35

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two days of the statewide four-day bear season have produced a preliminary harvest of 2,086 bears, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission check station reports filed this morning. Last year's two-day bear harvest total mirrored that of 2009, when 2,709 bears were checked by Game Commission personnel in both years. In 2010, 2,542 bears were brought to Game Commission check stations after two days of hunting, which also included a...

2012-11-19 16:25:34

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced that hunters started the 2012 black bear season by taking a preliminary harvest of 1,530 black bears in 51 counties on Saturday, Nov. 17, the first day of the four-day statewide bear season. Archery and other early bear season harvest data still is being entered into the Game Commission's database, and is not available at this time. The 2012 first-day preliminary harvest...

2012-07-09 06:22:49

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As county treasurers process 2012-13 antlerless deer license applications, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today reminded license buyers they can check the status of their applications on the Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS). To access the information, go to the Game Commission website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), and click on the blue box (Buy Your License) in the upper right-hand corner...

2012-06-29 06:24:23

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With general hunting license sales underway, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe reminded hunters that county treasurers will begin accepting antlerless deer license applications from resident hunters starting Monday, July 9; and from nonresidents beginning Monday, July 30. For the 2012-13 license year, antlerless deer license fees are the same as they have been since 1999, except for the 70-cent transaction...

2012-03-07 08:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that the final bear harvest results from the state's three recently concluded seasons show that hunters harvested 4,350 bears, which sets a new record as the highest in Pennsylvania history. On Dec. 5, preliminary harvest of 3,968 was announced, but that figure did not include complete reports from all check stations. "Preliminary harvest reports are just...

2011-12-05 10:42:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced preliminary bear harvest results from the state's three recently concluded seasons show that hunters harvested 3,968 bears, which would rank the total harvest as the second highest in Pennsylvania history. The preliminary breakdown of harvest by season is: 257 bears taken during the statewide, five-day archery bear season; 3,154 bears taken during...

2011-11-23 13:16:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission preliminary bear harvest figures show that 3,023 bears were checked by agency personnel at official check stations during the first three days of the ongoing four-day statewide season (Nov. 19-23). Last year, in a three-day season with a Saturday opener, 2,815 bears were harvested. So far, the state's incomplete bear harvest of 3,023 preliminarily ranks as the seventh highest statewide harvest. However,...

2011-11-22 11:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two days of the statewide four-day bear season have produced a preliminary harvest of 2,709 bears, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission check station reports filed this morning. Of interest in today's report is that a bear was harvested in Allegheny County, which marks the first time a bear was taken by a hunter there since the agency began keeping harvest records in 1949. This year's two-day bear harvest total mirrors that of...

2011-11-21 11:22:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced that hunters started the 2011 black bear season by taking a preliminary harvest of 1,936 black bears in 52 counties on the first day of the four-day statewide bear season, which was the second season to open on a Saturday. Archery bear harvest data still is being entered into the Game Commission's database, and won't be available for another week. The 2011 first-day preliminary...