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Mt. Jewett check station processes 45 bears on opening day of harvest

November 19, 2012

Photo by Amy Geer – Pictured is one of the bears checked in at the Mt Jewett Fire Hall on Saturday, the first day of bear season in the commonwealth. This bear was shot by Dan Oakes of Bradford and had an estimated live weight of 152 pounds. As of 3 pm, only nine bears had been checked in by the officials in Mt Jewett. Pennsylvania hunters have two more days left to bag their bear, as the season concludes Tuesday.

Editors Note: Dressed weights are listed for all bears unless otherwise indicated.
MT. JEWETT – A total of 45 bears harvested throughout five different counties were processed at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's bear check station in Mt. Jewett on Saturday, the opening day of this year's four-day bear season. Of those bears, the majority-- 31-- were female, and most had been harvested in McKean County.

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