New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Fish, Wildlife & Marine Resources

New York State Black Bear Harvest Summary 2013

Results reported in this document were funded by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act. Grant WE-173-G

NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

2013 Bear Harvest Summary and Recent Trend Comparison
2013 2012 5‐Year Average         
(2008‐2012) 

Historical Average   
(1991‐2000)

Northern Bear Range
Adirondack Early Bow Muzzleloader Regular % Female : % Male 380
84 15 35 246 41% ‐ 59%

606
386 39 49 132 40% ‐ 60%

560
244 27 71 217 40% ‐ 60%

515
172 15 25 303 43% ‐ 57%

Southern Bear Range
Central ‐ Western Bow Muzzleloader Regular % Female : % Male Southeastern Bow Muzzleloader Regular % Female : % Male
500 450 400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0

342
116 2 224 40% ‐ 60%

289
107 2 180 43% ‐ 57%

231
93 6 132 38% ‐ 62%

38
13 1 24 30% ‐ 70%

636
201 4 431 43% ‐ 57%

442
225 4 213 38% ‐ 62%

497
184 7 306 40% ‐ 60%

169
41 0 128 39% ‐ 61%

2013 Black Bear Harvest 

# Bears

Early Bow Muzzleloader Regular

Adirondack

Central‐ Western

Southeastern

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Black Bear Harvest Density 2013
6H 6G

5A

6A

5C

6F 6C 5F

6J 5G 6N 5H 8A 8C 9A 9C 9F 8G 8H 8J 9H 9G 9N 9M 9K 9J 9R 9S 9T 9X 9W 9P 8T 9Y 8X 8W 8P 8M 8N 8R 7H 8S 7R 8F 7F 7A 6K 5J 6R 6S 4A 7M 4J 4F 4G 7P 4O 8Y 7S 4W 3C 3H 4P 4Y 3A 4Z 4H 4B 4S 4T 4U 4K 4L 5R 4C 5T

9A

6P

5S

7J

4R

Bear Hunting Areas
Adirondack Central-Western Southeastern WMUs

Bears per 100 Square Miles
0 0.1 - 1.0 1.1 - 2.5 2.6 - 5.0
3K 3M

3J

3F 3G

3N 3P

3R

3S

1C

5.1 - 10.0 10.1 - 22.1

2A

1A

NYSDEC Bureau of Wildlife, March 2014
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Department of Environmental Conservation

2013 NEW YORK STATE BLACK BEAR TAKE BY WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT UNIT
Season Key: E = Early, B = Bowhunting, M = Muzzleloader, R = Regular, T = Total

ADIRONDACK RANGE
WMU 5A 5C 5F 5G 5H 5J 6C 6F 6H 6J 6K E 2 0 2 0 27 2 10 13 8 20 0 B 1 0 0 1 4 1 7 0 1 0 0 M 2 2 2 1 10 2 1 2 2 8 3 R 4 22 10 21 60 10 26 40 7 42 4 T 9 24 14 23 101 15 44 55 18 70 7 380 84 15 35 246

9K 9M 9N 9P 9R 9S 9T 9W 9X 9Y

3 0 0 13 6 1 8 2 12 3

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

3 3 1 16 24 1 14 8 11 6

6 3 1 29 30 2 22 10 23 10 342 116 2 224

4S 4T 4U 4W 4Y 4Z 5S

1 1 0 23 1 0 3

0 0 1 0 0 0 0

3 4 0 1 5 6 32 55 0 1 2 2 15 18 636 201 4 431

NEW YORK STATE BEAR TAKE BY SEX*
ADIRONDACK

E
53 31

B
10 5

M

R

T

MALE FEMALE
CENTRAL-WESTERN

20 142 225 15 103 154

B
77 37

M
0 2

R

T

MALE FEMALE
SOUTHEASTERN

126 203 98 137

ADIRONDACK TOTAL EARLY BOWHUNTING MUZZLELOADER REGULAR

CENTRAL-WESTERN TOTAL BOWHUNTING MUZZLELOADER REGULAR

SOUTHEASTERN TOTAL BOWHUNTING MUZZLELOADER REGULAR

B
139 60

M
2 2

R

T

MALE FEMALE

216 357 211 273

*Sex was not reported for all harvested bears.

STATEWIDE TOTAL

1,358

SOUTHEASTERN RANGE
WMU 3A 3C 3G 3H 3J 3K 3M 3N 3P 4C 4F 4G 4H 4K 4L 4O 4P 4R B 21 7 4 20 7 24 33 1 9 1 1 2 1 2 2 19 5 13 M R T 1 119 141 0 22 29 0 5 9 0 21 41 0 14 21 0 60 84 0 29 62 0 0 1 0 5 14 0 2 3 0 7 8 0 10 12 0 5 6 0 2 4 0 6 8 1 24 44 0 12 17 1 31 45

CENTRAL-WESTERN RANGE
WMU 7M 7P 7R 7S 8J 8M 8P 8R 8S 8T 8W 8X 8Y 9J B 0 3 1 5 0 0 4 2 0 12 2 22 9 8 M 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 R 4 3 4 22 1 1 8 0 1 17 6 29 14 27 T 4 6 5 27 1 1 12 2 1 30 8 51 23 35

* Only Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) with bear harvests are reported here.
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5A

Black Bear Harvest 2013
6G

6A 6F 6C 6H 6J

5C

5F

5G 6N 5H 9A 9A 9F 9C 8A 8G 8C 8F 7A 6K 7F 7J 7H 8R 8S 7R 7P 7S 7M 6P 6S 4A 4F 4G 4R 3A 3C 3H 3J 3F 3G 4J 4H 4B 4S 4Y 4K 4T 4U 5J 5R 5T 5S 4C 4L

6R

8H 9H 8N 8P 8T 8X

8J

9G 9K 9J 9R 9M 9T

8M 9N 9W 9P 9Y

8W 8Y

4O

9S

4P 4W

9X

4Z

Bear Hunting Areas
Adirondack Central-Western Southeastern WMUs Towns

# Bears
Total
1-5

3K

3M

3P 3R

3N

6 - 10

3S

11 - 15

16 - 20 21 - 27

2A

1A

1C

NYSDEC Bureau of Wildlife, March 2014
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DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

2013 NEW YORK STATE BEAR TAKE BY TOWN AND COUNTY*
Season Key: E = Early, B = Bowhunting, M = Muzzleloader, R = Regular, T = Total

ADIRONDACK RANGE
CLINTON Altona Ausable Beekmantown Black Brook Champlain Clinton Ellenburg Peru Plattsburgh Saranac TOTAL ESSEX Chesterfield Crown Point Keene Lewis Minerva Moriah Newcomb Schroon Ticonderoga Wilmington TOTAL FRANKLIN Bangor Bellmont Brandon Brighton Dickinson Duane Franklin Harrietstown Malone Santa Clara Waverly TOTAL FULTON Bleecker Ephratah Johnstown Oppenheim Stratford TOTAL HAMILTON Arietta E 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 E 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 E 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 E 1 0 1 0 0 2 E 0 B 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 B 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 B 0 0 0 0 2 2 B 0 M 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 4 M 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 M 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 M 0 0 0 0 0 0 M 1 R 1 1 2 3 1 1 3 2 1 6 21 R 0 3 1 0 1 1 4 4 1 1 16 R 0 1 5 3 1 1 3 1 2 2 1 20 R 2 1 0 3 0 6 R 10 T 1 1 2 4 1 4 6 2 1 6 28 T 1 3 3 1 2 1 5 4 1 1 22 T 1 1 5 3 2 1 3 1 2 5 4 28 T 3 1 1 3 2 10 T 11

Benson Hope Indian Lake Lake Pleasant Long Lake Morehouse Wells TOTAL HERKIMER Fairfield Norway Ohio Russia Salisbury Webb TOTAL JEFFERSON Antwerp Le Ray Philadelphia Wilna TOTAL LEWIS Croghan Diana Greig Leyden Lyonsdale New Bremen Watson TOTAL ONEIDA Ava Boonville Forestport Western TOTAL SARATOGA Corinth Day Edinburg Northumberland TOTAL ST LAWRENCE Clare Clifton Colton

0 4 0 0 2 2 0 8 E 0 3 4 1 0 6 14 E 0 3 2 4 9 E 3 3 3 0 1 0 3 13 E 0 0 5 0 5 E 0 2 1 0 3 E 2 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 B 0 0 1 0 1 B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 B 0 0 0 0 0 B 0 0 0 0 0 B 0 0 0

0 0 3 1 2 0 2 9 M 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 M 0 0 0 1 1 M 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 4 M 0 0 0 1 1 M 0 0 1 0 1 M 0 0 0

5 0 4 4 8 2 9 42 R 0 1 2 0 4 8 15 R 5 1 0 4 10 R 2 8 5 2 8 2 5 32 R 1 1 2 0 4 R 2 3 4 1 10 R 7 6 11

5 4 7 5 12 5 11 60 T 1 4 6 1 4 15 31 T 5 4 3 9 21 T 5 11 11 3 9 2 8 49 T 1 1 7 1 10 T 2 5 6 1 14 T 9 6 11

Edwards Fine Fowler Gouverneur Hermon Hopkinton Parishville Piercefield Pitcairn Russell TOTAL WARREN Bolton Hague Johnsburg Lake George Lake Luzerne Stony Creek Thurman Warrensburg TOTAL

0 4 3 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 14 E 0 0 2 1 0 4 0 0 7

2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 B 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

0 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 M 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 3

3 3 3 1 1 5 3 1 4 3 51 R 4 2 3 1 1 3 2 3 19

5 11 8 1 2 10 3 2 4 5 77 T 4 3 6 2 1 9 2 3 30 380 84 15 35 246

ADIRONDACK TOTAL EARLY BOWHUNTING MUZZLELOADER REGULAR

CENTRAL-WESTERN RANGE
ALLEGANY Alfred Alma Almond Amity Angelica Belfast Birdsall Bolivar Burns Clarksville Cuba Friendship Genesee Granger Grove Independence New Hudson Scio B 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 0 1 1 3 1 1 3 0 0 M 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 R 0 3 2 0 1 3 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 4 4 2 T 1 4 3 1 2 4 2 4 4 1 2 2 5 1 1 7 4 2

* Only counties and towns with bear harvests are reported here.

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Ward Wellsville West Almond Willing Wirt TOTAL BROOME Conklin Kirkwoo Kirkwood Lisle Vestal Windsor TOTAL CATTARAUGUS Allegan Allegany Carrollton Cold Spring Ellicottville Franklinville Freedom Great Valley Hinsdale Ischua Little Valley Mansfield Olean Portville Portville Randolph Salamanca South Valley TOTAL CHAUTAUQUA Arkwright Busti Carroll Carrollton Chautauqua Cherry Creek Clymer Ellery Harmony Mina North Harmony Portland Ripley Sherman Stockton Westfield TOTAL

1 1 0 2 1 27 B 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 B 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 3 16 B 1 0 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 13

0 0 0 1 0 1 M 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 M 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 M 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 2 3 3 3 40 R 1 2 4 1 1 8 17 R 1 6 3 9 1 3 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 2 1 1 9 42 R 2 1 4 0 5 1 5 1 3 1 2 1 2 1 1 3 33

2 3 3 6 4 68 T 1 2 5 1 1 9 19 T 1 8 7 9 1 3 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 5 2 1 12 58 T 3 1 5 1 7 3 6 1 4 1 2 1 4 2 1 4 46

CHEMUNG Big Flats Catlin Chemung Erin Southport Van Etten TOTAL CHENANGO Afton Bainbridge Greene Mcdonough Norwich Oxford TOTAL CORTLAND Cincinnatus TOTAL LIVINGSTON Nunda Ossian TOTAL MADISON Hamilton TOTAL SCHUYLER Dix Hector Orange Reading TOTAL STEUBEN Addison Bath Bradford Cameron Campbell Canisteo Caton Cohocton Corning Dansville Erwin Greenwood Hartsville Hornellsville Howard Jasper Lindley

B 1 1 1 0 4 0 7 B 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 B 0 0 B 0 0 0 B 0 0 B 0 0 0 0 0 B 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 1 2 5 2 4 4 2 4 4

M 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 M 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 M 0 0 M 0 0 0 M 0 0 M 0 0 0 0 0 M 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

R 1 0 1 2 1 1 6 R 0 1 1 1 2 0 5 R 1 1 R 1 1 2 R 1 1 R 1 1 1 1 4 R 2 4 0 4 2 2 2 0 3 1 3 1 5 0 1 3 4

T 2 1 2 2 5 1 13 T 1 1 2 1 2 1 8 T 1 1 T 1 1 2 T 1 1 T 1 1 1 1 4 T 3 4 1 4 2 5 2 1 4 3 8 3 9 4 3 7 8

Prattsburg Rathbone Thurston Troupsburg Tuscarora Urbana West Union Woodhull TOTAL TIOGA Nichols Owego Spencer Tioga TOTAL TOMPKINS Caroline Newfield TOTAL YATES Italy Middlesex Potter TOTAL

0 0 1 3 1 1 2 1 43 B 1 1 1 0 3 B 0 1 1 B 0 0 1 1

0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 M 0 0 0 0 0 M 0 0 0 M 0 0 0 0

6 6 1 1 2 4 7 10 2 3 0 1 1 3 7 8 63 107 R 1 4 0 1 6 R 1 1 2 R 1 1 0 2 T 2 5 1 1 9 T 1 2 3 T 1 1 1 3 342 116 2 224

CENTRAL-WESTERN TOTAL BOWHUNTING MUZZLELOADER REGULAR

SOUTHEASTERN RANGE
ALBANY Berne Rensselaerville TOTAL BROOME Colesville Sanford Windsor TOTAL CHENANGO Afton TOTAL COLUMBIA Canaan Chatham Ghent Hillsdale B 1 0 1 B 1 1 1 3 B 2 2 B 0 0 1 0 M 0 0 0 M 0 0 0 0 M 0 0 M 1 0 0 0 R 4 2 6 R 1 5 4 10 R 0 0 R 3 2 0 2 T 5 2 7 T 2 6 5 13 T 2 2 T 4 2 1 2

* Only counties and towns with bear harvests are reported here.

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New Lebanon Stockport TOTAL DELAWARE Andes Colchester Delhi Deposit Hamden Hancock Kortright Masonville Middletown Roxbury Stamford Tompkins Walton TOTAL DUTCHESS Amenia Dover Northeast Stanford TOTAL GREENE Ashland Cairo Catskill Durham Halcott Hunter Jewett Lexington New Baltimore Prattsville Windham TOTAL ORANGE Blooming Grove Chester Cornwall Crawford Deerpark Goshen Greenville Middletown City Minisink Monroe Mount Hope Newburgh Port Jervis City Tuxedo

0 1 2 B 2 5 0 2 0 12 1 4 6 2 1 5 5 45 B 2 2 0 0 4 B 0 0 2 2 1 3 3 2 1 1 1 16 B 0 4 2 0 1 0 4 0 2 4 1 2 1 3

0 0 1 M 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 M 0 0 0 0 0 M 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 M 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 0 8 R

1 1 11 T

Wallkill Warwick Wawayanda TOTAL OTSEGO Exeter Laurens Maryland Oneonta Otsego Roseboom Worcester TOTAL PUTNAM Southeast TOTAL RENSSELAER Berlin Grafton Nassau Petersburg Schaghticoke Stephentown TOTAL SCHOHARIE Blenheim Broome Conesville Fulton Gilboa Jefferson Seward Wright TOTAL SULLIVAN Bethel Callicoon Cochecton Delaware Fallsburgh Forestburg Fremont Highland Liberty Lumberland Mamakating Neversink Rockland Thompson Tusten TOTAL

1 12 1 38 B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 B 1 1 B 0 0 1 1 1 2 5 B 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 B 3 1 0 4 2 7 1 4 1 2 5 4 4 8 3 49

0 0 0 0 M 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 M 0 0 M 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 M 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 M 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 12 0 47 R 0 1 2 1 1 1 1 7 R 0 0 R 3 3 0 2 1 0 9 R 1 2 3 3 1 1 1 1 13 R

1 24 1 85 T 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 8 T 1 1 T 3 3 1 3 2 2 14 T 1 2 5 3 3 1 1 1 17 T

ULSTER Denning Esopus Hardenburgh Kingston Lloyd Marbletown Marlborough New Paltz Olive Plattekill Rochester Saugerties Shandaken Shawangunk Ulster Wawarsing Woodstock TOTAL WASHINGTON Cambridge Jackson Salem White Creek TOTAL

B 3 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 8 2 27 B 0 3 0 0 3

M 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 M 0 0 0 0 0

R 23 0 9 0 0 2 0 1 12 0 3 3 22 2 4 13 10 104 R 3 1 5 6 15

T 26 1 9 1 1 3 1 1 13 1 4 5 24 3 6 21 12 132 T 3 4 5 6 18 636 201 4 431

7 9 10 15 3 3 6 8 2 2 15 27 1 2 1 5 5 11 6 8 0 1 6 12 1 6 63 109 R 0 2 1 2 5 R 4 4 3 2 1 14 2 19 0 6 5 60 R 3 1 2 2 16 1 2 1 0 0 5 0 0 2 T 2 4 1 2 9 T 4 4 5 4 2 17 5 21 1 8 6 77 T 3 5 4 2 17 1 6 1 2 4 6 2 1 5

SOUTHEASTERN TOTAL BOWHUNTING MUZZLELOADER REGULAR

STATEWIDE TOTAL

1,358

4 7 1 2 3 3 4 8 2 4 8 15 1 2 5 9 1 2 2 4 11 16 10 14 13 17 9 17 10 13 84 133

* Only counties and towns with bear harvests are reported here.

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NEW YORK STATE  DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION 

2013 Reported Bear Take by Day
15 10 5 0 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 12/7

Adirondacks
Female Male

# Bears

45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22

Central‐Western
Female Male

# Bears

10/29

11/5

11/12

11/19

11/26

12/3

12/10

12/17

80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29

Southeastern
Female Male

# Bears

11/5

11/12

11/19

11/26

12/3

12/10

12/17

 2013 Distribution of Black Bear Harvest by Sex 
40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Early Bow Muzzle Regular Adirondacks
Notes:

Female Male

Bow

Muzzle Regular Central‐Western

Bow

Muzzle Regular Southeastern

Sum of male and female proporations across seasons within each bear range equals 100%. Take during the Central‐Western and Southeastern muzzleloader seasons were <1% if the total harvests. 

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NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Black Bear Take in Expanded Hunting Areas
400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0

Central‐Western 

# Bears

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Former Area

WMUS added in 2004‐05

WMUs added in 2008

Total take

700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0

Southeastern

# Bears

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Former Area

WMUs added in 2004‐05

WMUs added in 2011

Total Take

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NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Age Distribution of Bear Harvest: 2012
40% 30% 20% 10% 0% ≤1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ≥10
n = 248

Average Age of Harvested Bears
7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0

Adirondack 
Female Male years

Adirondack 

Female Male

Bear Age (years)

60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 1 2

Central‐Western
Female Male years

5 4 3 2 1 0

Central‐Western 

Female Male

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

≥10
n = 168

Bear Age (years)

60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 1 2

Southeastern 
Female Male years

7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0

Southeastern 

Female Male

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

≥10
n = 328

Bear Age (years)

Note: Bear ages are determined by examining cross‐sections of a  premolar tooth (see www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/45598.html).  Bear  ages from the 2013 seasons have not yet been determined and will  be included in the 2014 report.  Juvenile bears (<1 year) may be  legally taken in the Adirondacks and typically represent <5% of the  total harvest.

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NEW YORK STATE  DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION     

Black Bear Management Cooperator Program 
   
DEC relies upon hunter participation to collect critical data for black bear management.  Successful hunters are  required by law to report their harvest, but many hunters also voluntarily submit premolar teeth from the bears  (Figure 1), which are then used to determine the bear’s age.  DEC uses this  information to assess the impact of harvest on the bear population by  determination of the average age of harvested male and female bears in  the various bear hunting areas. Additionally, by recording age and sex of  harvested bears over a period of years, biologists can more accurately  model bear populations.      Hunters who Report their Bear and Submit a Tooth become NYS Black  Bear Management Cooperators and receive a commemorative patch.  Figure 1.  Portion of bear skull showing    upper and lower premolar teeth,    immediately behind the large canines.

Black Bear Cooperator Patches 2006‐2013 
                         

                 

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NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

2013 Bear Hunting Seasons

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Department of Environmental Conservation

NEW YORK STATE BLACK BEAR HARVEST
STATE TOTALS Year 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 TOTAL 1,358 1,337 1,258 1,064 1,487 1,295 1,117 796 1,066 1,014 1,864 912 801 1,070 685 597 525 642 693 722 E 84 386 70 255 426 85 306 74 184 425 730 182 240 180 270 32 133 79 379 83 B M R ADIRONDACK TOTAL 380 606 275 521 814 582 544 318 453 674 1,370 550 523 728 523 277 346 369 582 526 E 84 386 70 255 426 85 306 74 184 425 730 182 240 180 270 32 133 79 379 83 B M R CENTRAL-WESTERN TOTAL B M 2 2 9 4 6 10 7 6 6 3 6 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 R 224 180 246 45 87 102 66 56 62 42 40 56 43 31 21 34 18 42 14 17 SOUTHEASTERN TOTAL 636 442 630 401 494 520 453 365 494 257 399 278 208 287 112 272 149 223 87 165 B 201 225 192 187 180 138 172 177 157 140 172 84 101 72 61 51 61 30 50 20 M 4 4 12 6 4 8 2 3 5 1 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 R 431 213 426 208 310 374 279 185 332 116 223 191 106 214 51 221 88 191 37 145

332 41 901 371 55 525 293 30 865 315 81 413 310 138 613 232 117 861 247 70 494 237 25 460 227 56 599 227 58 304 256 122 756 127 34 569 145 54 362 107 39 744 126 35 254 76 13 476 73 38 281 38 19 506 93 21 200 41 9 589

15 35 246 39 49 132 3 9 193 35 71 160 44 128 216 13 99 385 28 61 149 9 16 219 19 45 205 49 54 146 35 112 493 16 30 322 18 52 213 12 37 499 37 34 182 13 11 221 1 37 175 0 17 273 33 21 149 8 8 427

342 116 289 107 353 98 142 93 179 86 193 81 120 47 113 51 119 51 83 38 95 49 84 27 70 26 55 23 50 28 48 12 30 11 8 50 24 10 31 13

SEASON KEY: E=EARLY B=BOWHUNTING M=MUZZLELOADING R=REGULAR

2000
TOTAL TAKE

1500 1000 500 0
19 90 19 91 19 92 19 93 19 94 19 95 19 96 19 97 19 98 19 99 20 00 20 01 20 02 20 03 20 04 20 05 20 06 20 07 20 08 20 09 20 10 20 11 20 12 20 13

STATE ADIRONDACK CENTRAL-WESTERN SOUTHEASTERN

YEAR
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NEW YORK STATE  DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION     

Learn More about Black Bears 
 

DEC has several great resources available for those interested in learning more about black bears, bear  management, and bear hunting.                         DEC has partnered with Untamed Science to provide   
free curriculum and multimedia resources available to  all New York Educators; loads of interactive learning  appropriate for students in kindergarten to 8th grade. 

See www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7215.html  for New York’s Black Bear program. 

Living with New York Black Bears is  available at school and public  libraries throughout New York.    This short booklet is full of tips for  bear hunters, before and after the  harvest. 
www.dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/bb hunting10.pdf   

This booklet, from the Northeast Black  Bear Technical Committee, describes  various options for bear management.  www.dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/bear mgmtopt.pdf 

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