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2013 Bear Take Summary

For a complete series of harvest tables and charts, see the 2013 New York State Black Bear Harvest Summary (PDF, 2.5 MB).

Area Take by Season 2013 2012 5 -Year Average
200-2012
Historic Average
1991-2000
Adirondack Bear Take 380 606 560 515
Early Season 84 386 244 172
Bowhunting Season 15 39 27 15
Muzzleloading Season 35 49 71 25
Regular Season 246 132 217 303
% Female : % Male 41% : 59% 40% : 60% 40% : 60% 43% : 57%
Central-Western Bear Take 342 289 231 38
Bowhunting Season 116 107 93 13
Muzzleloading Season 2 2 6 1
Regular Season 224 180 132 24
% Female : % Male 40% : 60% 43% : 57% 38% : 62% 30% : 70%
Southeastern Bear Take 636 442 497 169
Bowhunting Season 201 225 184 41
Muzzleloading Season 4 4 7 0
Regular Season 431 213 306 128
% Female : % Male 43% : 57% 38% : 62% 40% : 60% 39% : 61%