New York's 2006 Bear Harvest Numbers

Niagara Gazette, Bear Hunting Magazine

NY takes almost 800 bears

Empire State big game hunters scored on 796 black bears in 2006. Of that total, 318 were taken in the Adirondacks, 113 in the Allegany Zone and 365 in the Catskills. The 113 killed in Western New York in the Allegany Zone were just slightly below the record harvest of 119 set in 2005. Of that total, 51 were taken by bow and arrow--tying the record set in 2005.

Another record set during the bear season was the fact that 177 bears were taken in the Catskills by bow and arrow.

Of the overall totals in the state, 74 were taken during the early season, 237 were taken during the archery seasons, 25 were taken during muzzleloader season and 460 were taken during the regular seasons in the Northern and Southern zones of the state.

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