North Carolina Has Lower Harvest In 2012

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Bear Hunting Magazine
01/03/2013

North Carolina hunters reported fewer black bears harvested during their 2012 bear hunting season.

Officials are worried that this drop could mean a significant increase next year of cubs being born. This may possibly leading to a spike in bear-human incidents in the mountains, where experts believe the bear population is already at about the peak of what can be tolerated.

A state bear biologist stated that they already receive hundreds of bear nuisance complaints a year. Preliminary numbers released by the state show that 698 bears were harvested in 2012, a 28% drop compared to 2011 numbers.



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