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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-05-2019, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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2019 Bear Harvest: Will It Be A Record??

The all time record was in 2011 when 4,350 bears were killed. Last year's harvest was 3,153.

With the expanded seasons especially the October Early ML and Special Rifle Seasons...I think there's a good chance 2019 will break the 2011 record. Any thoughts??

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I think quite a few bears will be taken in the additional bear seasons, but a record harvest will still be dependent on fair weather during the traditional rifle season and a good mast crop across the northern tier.
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Virginia and West Virginia both have early seasons when it is hot and leaves on the trees and they get a few bears...The die hard hunters will get a few bears but most will wait until rifle to go out...
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Weather and mast crops drive the bear harvest.
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The last 3 Early Muzzleloading Seasons I would of had a shot at a bear inside 50 yards. In my area the bear really seem to be actively seeking food sources that time of year.

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I don't think the archery/muzzleloader/early rifle season will effect much....but I do think if weather plays along, the season could be one for the books. Last year's weather saved a lot of bear in the traditional high take areas. Guys simply couldn't get to areas they normally hunt.

On the same note, some areas of the NW didn't get so much of the weather but we had snow and the harvest was a good bit higher than normal so those areas may be a little lower..
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I don't think the harvest will increase 1200+ but I could be wrong. I hope so! They can shoot 7,000 as far as Im concerned.
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A low harvest the year prior combined with a good weather and a good mast crop will mean a good harvest.Inline participation will have little impact.
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I won't hazard a guess as to whether the harvest iis a record but with expanded archery and ML seasons I will bet there are more wounded!
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I won't hazard a guess as to whether the harvest iis a record but with expanded archery and ML seasons I will bet there are more wounded!
Do you hazard that guess because guys doing drives with high powered rifles don't wound any bears?
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