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Extension of bear season (Warren County)...

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On Monday morning, the opening day of deer season, the Warren Times Observer mistakenly announced that bear season was extended through Monday, November 28 in Warren County. That was a mistake on two points. First, it wasn't extended through November 28. It was extended beginning Wednesday, November 30 through Saturday, December 3. And it was extended only in WMU 1B which includes part of Warren County.

Some hunters who read the front page story in the morning before heading out were convinced that they could legally harvest a bear. And I know of one hunter who in fact did shoot a bear, called the PGC office to report his success and to ask where he should take it to get it checked.

Does anyone know of other cases where bears were illegally taken on the opening day of deer season because of what the hunter read in the newspaper?

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Hopefully he is let off easy. Ideally he should have double checked the game commission website to verify. It's an unfortunate situation.
The guy should get nothing but praise and get to keep his bear too! The paper had it quoted from a WCO that bear was extended starting Monday in Warren county. Tuesday they corrected it to be 11/30-12/3 and only in 1B. The original write up is gone from the papers' website. I might be able to dig it up. I'll post it if I can.
I don't necessarily disagree Jason. My guess would be the writer messed up. Thanks for posting the article. Please post any updates if you hear of anything. I'm curious to hear what comes of this.
I looked it up Sunday night on the computer at camp because I saw somebody here mention that their area was open and wanted to check ours. It listed the WMU's that were extended and the dates. I'm not saying I blame the hunter but there was a way to check. Had I been in that WMU I would have probably done the same as the hunter and took the paper at its word. He may not have had service or a way to look it up anyhow.
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