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Old 08-20-2004, 12:44 PM
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Looking to go on a Black bear hunt in pa but do not know where to start. I never hunted bear, and was looking for some insite to what I need to do to. areas to hunt, should I seek an outfitter and anything else I can't think of right now. Oh before I forget I want to harvest with my bow. any help would be greatly apreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-20-2004, 01:45 PM
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I didnt know PA had a spring bear hunt
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Old 08-20-2004, 03:30 PM
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You should go waaaaaayyyyyyyyyy back in where the game wardens would never find you, and just in case they do , have plenty of bail money on hand.......
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Old 08-20-2004, 09:19 PM
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To go on a PA spring bear hunt, all you need is a box of donuts and a BIG light.

If you're going to poach...go all out!
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Old 08-21-2004, 07:27 AM
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sorry ment BLACK bear hunt my mistake I edited my listing to properly display my question.
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Old 08-21-2004, 10:46 AM
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try here first

http://www.pgc.state.pa.us/
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Old 08-23-2004, 07:24 AM
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There are a few options for black bear in Pa. Personally, I hunt Lycoming county every year. We have had a camp there for about 100 years and Lycoming harvested more bear than any other county last year. You could also look into pike county. The had 2 of the largest bear taken last year (roughly 800 lbs each). Either way it's going to be pretty tough with a bow because baiting is illegal in our state. Take into consideration the fact that only 10% of all bear hunters are successfull, and that's with rifle.
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Old 08-23-2004, 09:11 AM
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thanks for the info bearklr. you have been very helpful.
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