Pa. black bear hunt nets more than 2,200 so far; biggest more than 600 pounds

Game commission allows for more bear hunting during simultaneous deer season
A black bear.
A black bear. Photo credit heckepics/Getty Images

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — More than 2,200 bears have been taken during Pennsylvania's black bear season, according to a report. said that 1,044 of the 2,242 bears harvested this year have come during the latest gun hunting season which ran from Saturday until Tuesday.

A hunter reportedly took a 681-pound bear in Luzerne County, the largest bear hunted so far as of Monday morning.

More bears came from Lycoming County than any other county in the state, with hunters harvesting 135 bears there according to

Pennsylvania Game Commission Land Management Officer Travis Anderson told the publication that they are allowing bears of all sizes to be hunted.

Bear season ended in some areas on Tuesday, according to the report, but will resume in some areas on Saturday during parts of the simultaneous deer hunting season.

Click here for more bear hunting information from the State of Pennsylvania, including locations where hunting is allowed to continue.

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