PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — More than 2,200 bears have been taken during Pennsylvania's black bear season, according to a report.
GoErie.com 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 GoErie.com.
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.