- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 3, 2014

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Bear hunting season has started in New Hampshire, and the state’s bear project leader says it’s expected to be a good one.

WMUR-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1CplWb9) Andy Timmins says with a current bear population estimated at 5,700 animals, bears are at the desired population goal in most areas of the state.

He said bear hunter success is directly related to the abundance of natural bear foods during the fall hunting season. A hunter’s success increases when food is limited such as in 2012, when hunters achieved a record harvest of 812 bears. In 2013, the food supply was greater and the statewide harvest was 570 bears.

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Information from: WMUR-TV, https://wmur.com



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