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2012 Black Bear Season Harvest Information

2012 Bear Season Harvest Data (Bear's sex, age and weight)

The 2012 Black Bear Season was held December 3-8, 2012. A total of 287 bears were harvested. Summaries of the harvest by Bear Hunting Area, bear check station and county are provided below.

Black Bear Harvest by Bear Hunting Area
Bear Hunting Area Bears Harvested in 2012
12/3 12/4 12/5 12/6 12/7 12/8 Total
Area 1 43 11 7 10 8 9 88
Area 2 31 15 15 11 14 12 98
Area 3 37 11 8 14 3 10 83
Area 4 11 4 0 0 2 1 18
Total 122 41 30 35 27 32 287

2012 Bear Check-in Station Totals
Check Station Location Bears Checked In
12/3 12/4 12/5 12/6 12/7 12/8 Total*
Flatbrook WMA 41 9 2 9 7 7 75
Whittingham WMA 31 14 13 10 14 10 92
Green Pond Golf Course 30 12 14 15 3 8 82
Pequest WMA 15 6 1 1 3 2 28
Black River WMA 5 Closed Closed Closed Closed 3 8
Total* 122 41 30 35 27 30 285*
* Two bears harvested on Saturday were checked in by biologists on Sunday.

2012 Bear Harvest by County
County Bears Harvested
12/3 12/4 12/5 12/6 12/7 12/8 Total
Sussex 73 27 23 24 21 21 189
Warren 19 6 1 2 4 0 32
Morris 19 4 5 7 0 8 43
Passaic 11 4 1 2 2 3 23
Total 122 41 30 35 27 32 287

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