May 28, 2023

W. Virginia Hunters Bag 1,613 Bears

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The combined harvest of black bears from firearms and archery unofficially stands at 1,613. Firearms netted 1,041 and archers took 572. These numbers are 31% above last year but less than the record year of 2003. Officials say the numbers are within what was anticipated.

You can go here to the W. Virginia DNR site and see the breakdown by region and other bear hunt information.

Tom Remington