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WV hunters harvest record 2,392 black bears in 2010

From the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

-- West Virginia hunters harvested a record 2,392 black bears during the combined 2010 archery and firearms seasons The preliminary harvest data for the combined seasons in 2010 was 14 percent higher than the previous record of 2,069 established in 2008.
           
Hunters took 454 bears during the 2010 archery season. The top five counties were Randolph (44), Preston (39), Webster (38), Fayette (33) and Nicholas (25).
           
Firearms hunters took a record harvest of 1,938 bears during 2010. Hunters took 462 bears in September, 309 during the concurrent buck/bear season and 1,167 during the traditional December season. Top five counties were Greenbrier (219), Pendleton (192), Randolph (190), Pocahontas (175) and Webster (135).
 
The bear harvest table is available online.

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