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kswiggy: If you zoom out, you'll see all bears killed that were brought to the 3 check stations. For instance: bears killed in Clarion County, Erie County, etc
 

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Funny...one area of high density kills is the perimeter of the ANF, with the exception of the eastern border. I'm guessing the eastern border isn't very populated (people wise). Shows the bears prefer areas where they can access food source opportunity provided by human habitat?

The interior of the ANF appears to have a much lower harvest density. Less bears or less hunters?
 

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This is interesting, but if the PGC ever tries to produce a statewide map similar to this, I know one hunter that will not accurately place their dot on the map.
 

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It all may be nothing to worry about Bigbear if the proposal to do away with check stations becomes a reality.
 

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The interior of the ANF appears to have a much lower harvest density. Less bears or less hunters?

Less hunters in the deeper woods yes but also in the early season the bears were in the farm areas, corn fields and not in the traditional bear kill areas.
 
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Having familiarity with the ANF it's pretty easy to see where there were acorns and where there were none for those years. Looks like Coon Creek produced in those years and Stoney Point, traditionally a consistent producer wasn't a good option. Sort of proves if you find the food chances are you'll find the bears. Thanks for posting.
 
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