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DEC: 2013 bear harvest second highest on record

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Hunters in the state took 1,358 bears in 2013, the second-highest bear harvest on record, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

Bear hunters killed a record 636 bears from the Southeastern bear-hunting area and a near-record 342 bears from the Central-Western hunting area, while they killed 380 bears in the Adirondack region.

DEC said the high harvest numbers reflect the state’s increased bear population in the past decade. It also said higher harvest rates will be needed to stabilize bear population growth and, in the case of the Catskill region, reduce their growth.

Full statistics for the season can be found at http://wdt.me/AXEC2C.

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