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Mt. Jewett check station processes 45 bears on opening day of harvest

November 19, 2012

Photo by Becky Polaski – Staff members at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's bear check station in Mt. Jewett examine a 154 pound male black bear that was harvested on Saturday and brought to the station Sunday morning.

Editors Note: Dressed weights are listed for all bears unless otherwise indicated.

MT. JEWETT – A total of 45 bears harvested throughout five different counties were processed at the Pennsylvania Game Commission's bear check station in Mt. Jewett on Saturday, the opening day of this year's four-day bear season. Of those bears, the majority-- 31-- were female, and most had been harvested in McKean County.

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