Hunting Bears in Pennsylvania

The hunting season is in full swing in Pennsylvania and many are saying hunters are now in the bonus rounds, especially for those bowhunters filling their buck or doe tags. However, that is not all they are focusing on. Their eyes are on a bigger prize and this prize is one of the toughest animals around. We of course are talking about black bears, which bowhunters started hunting on Monday. The good thing about bear hunting in the state is that there is a large population of black bears.

According to the Daily Local News, “The commonwealth’s bear populations continue to boom. The 2014 statewide harvest of 3,366 bears represents the seventh-largest in state history, and maintains a string of recent bear seasons taking their place in the record books. Bears were taken in 56 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties in 2014.”

56 out of 67? That is around 84%, a great number. You would be hard-pressed to find better hunting percentages in any other state. That percentage might even be larger this hunting year, as the characteristics needed for a successful bear harvest are in place, such as the fact that last year, more hunters than ever before purchased bear licenses. Let us just say you should expect numbers to increase across the board.

Since Thanksgiving is next week, we would like to thank all of our loyal customers. This has been a good year so far for Tioga Boar Hunting and hunting in general across Pennsylvania. With a large bear population and great weather for November, hunters in Pennsylvania have a lot to be thankful for this year.