DEC reports last years bear harvesting stats

Robin Humphrey —  Monday, April 1, 2013

Determined...New York DEC reports that five bears were harvested in Livingston County during the 2012 hunting season.

In comparison, 97 bears were harvested last year in Steuben County, 43 in Allegany County and two  taken in Wyoming County.

A total of 1,337 bears were harvested statewide last-year, the third-highest on record, according to the DEC. The state record is 1,864 in 2003.

A summary of the 2012 harvest with breakdowns is at www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/42232.html .