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Outdoors notebook: Acorn crop favorable for black bears

November 9, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

A generation ago black bears were a rare sight in Pennsylvania. Today they're another of the state's wildlife success stories, rebounding to an estimated population of 18,000. With a good acorn crop in much of the state and some large bears taken last year, the Game Commission anticipates a robust harvest in the coming seasons.

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