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2012 Bear Take Summary

For a complete series of harvest tables and charts, see the 2012 New York State Black Bear Harvest Summary (PDF, 2.5 MB).

Area Take by Season 2012 2011 5 -Year Average
2007-2011
Historic Average
1991-2000
Adirondack Bear Take 606 275 547 515
Early Season 386 70 228 172
Bowhunting Season 39 3 25 15
Muzzleloading Season 49 9 74 25
Regular Season 132 193 221 303
% Female : % Male 40% : 60% 49% : 51% 42% : 58% 43% : 57%
Central-Western Bear Take 289 353 197 38
Bowhunting Season 107 98 81 13
Muzzleloading Season 2 9 7 1
Regular Season 180 246 109 24
% Female : % Male 43% : 57% 36% : 64% 38% : 62% 29% : 71%
Southeastern Bear Take 442 630 500 169
Bowhunting Season 225 192 174 41
Muzzleloading Season 4 12 6 0
Regular Season 213 426 319 128
% Female : % Male 38% : 62% 41% : 59% 40% : 60% 39% : 61%