Pennsylvania Black bears
I thought this may be of interest. During the 2005 season 4164 blaCK bear were harvested, with an average for the previos 5 years being 3177 per year. The total population is estimated to be 14,000 bears.
Last year a bear was taken in Fayette county which weighed 733 pounds and scored 13-3 B&C points, it may be world record.Some bears go over 8oo pounds. In 2005 17 bears went over 600 lbs. In an average years there are 60 weighing over 500 lbs. harvested. Last year there were 142,000 bear lecenses sold in Pa.
10 years ago the total black bear harvest was only 295, in 2005 there were 313 taken in 1 county alone.