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2011 Bear Take Summary

For a complete series of harvest tables and charts, see the 2011 New York State Black Bear Harvest Summary (PDF) (2.8 MB).

Area Take by Season 2011 2010 5 -Year Average
2006-2010
Historic Average
1991-2000
Adirondack Bear Take 275 521 556 515
Early Season 70 255 229 172
Bowhunting Season 3 35 26 15
Muzzleloading Season 9 71 75 25
Regular Season 193 160 226 303
% Female : % Male 49% : 51% 46% : 54% 41% : 59% 43% : 57%
Central-Western Bear Take 353 142 149 38
Bowhunting Season 98 93 72 13
Muzzleloading Season 9 4 7 1
Regular Season 246 45 71 24
% Female : % Male 36% : 64% 33% : 67% 39% : 61% 29% : 71%
Southeastern Bear Take 630 401 447 169
Bowhunting Season 192 187 171 41
Muzzleloading Season 12 6 5 0
Regular Season 426 208 271 128
% Female : % Male 41% : 59% 37% : 63% 41% : 59% 39% : 61%