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NYS bear hunting results

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Posted at 10:55 PM, Feb 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-12 22:55:03-05
State conservation officials say bear hunters in New York state killed 1,539 black bears during the 2016 hunting seasons.
 
The Department of Environmental Conservation reports that hunters took a total of 1,025 black bears in the Southern Zone. That's about 10 percent less than in 2015, but slightly more than the five-year average.
 
In the Northern Zone, 514 bears were killed, approximately 12 percent fewer than in 2015 but on par with the historical average.