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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Sullivan County/Texoma
Re: Why is the PGC letting the bear population
Ace, I'm curious to know if your vehicle was parked in an area that bears are common or ocasional?
I live in an area that bears are common and have not had problems with them. Most people that I know that have had problems have created the problems by not taking the precautions that the PGC advises in their publications.
I'm not suggesting that is your case.
The PGC has done a lot to control the populations in areas that have a lot of good habitat for bears and few people. We've had an extended season here for 9 seasons. We'll have it again this year, because they want to keep our bears from dispersing into areas like Wilkesbarre, Scranton and Williamsport. Over a year ago, I suggested that they set a perimeter around the areas you don't want a population and hunt them whenever any deer season is open. It looks like someone at the PGC listened. Maybe next year they'll extend the season around the cities in our area. It never made sense to me that the extended season only occured in places bears belong.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Edmund Burke