New Hampshire 2008 Harvest Numbers

New Hampshire Fish and Game Dept., Bear Hunting Magazine
05/04/2009

Hunters took 439 black bears in New Hampshire during 2008. Although this represented a 29% decrease from the 2007 harvest of 615 bears, the 2008 harvest was consistent with target bear harvest objectives.

During most years, hunters harvest between 8 and 10% (400-500 bears) of the total bear population. The widespread abundance of acorns and other natural fall foods during the fall of 2008 contributed to the reduced harv



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