2014 Bear Season Harvest

From Andrew Timmins, N.H. Fish and Game Bear Project Leader

The 2014 bear season finished with a harvest tally of 784, representing a 20% increase over the preceding 5-year average of 653 bears. This represented a good harvest, one that was consistent with regional management goals, according to Fish and Game Bear Biologist Andrew Timmins. (Click here for season wrap-up press release.) A breakdown by region and method follows.

2014 N.H. Black Bear Harvest by Region

(preliminary figures)

North Region

WMUs

A, B, C2, D1

Total Harvest

160 bears (79 females, 81 males)

Harvest by method (#  bears)

Bait (96), Hound (37), Still (27)

5-year average annual harvest (2009-2013)

148 bears

White Mountains

Region

WMUs

C1, D2, E, F

Total Harvest

234 bears (107 females, 127 males)

Harvest by method (#  bears)

Bait (142), Hound (30), Still (62)

5-year average annual harvest (2009-2013)

201 bears

Central Region

WMUs

G, I1, J1, J2

Total Harvest

266 bears (123 females, 143 males)

Harvest by method (#  bears)

Bait (110), Hound (46), Still (110)

5-year average annual harvest (2009-2013)

210 bears

Southwest-1 Region

WMUs

H1, I2

Total Harvest

62 bears (20 females, 42 males)

Harvest by method (#  bears)

Bait (24), Hound (4), Still (34)

5-year average annual harvest (2009-2013)

60 bears

Southwest-2 Region

WMUs

H2, K

Total Harvest

56 bears (25 females, 31 males)

Harvest by method (#  bears)

Bait (35), Still (21)

5-year average annual harvest (2009-2013)

32 bears

Southeast Region

WMUs

L, M

Total Harvest

6 bears  (2 females, 4 males)

Harvest by method (#  bears)

Bait (1), Still (5)

5-year average annual harvest (2009-2013)

1 bear

 

2014 Bear Harvest Tally Compared to Recent Years (*2014 figure is preliminary)

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013*

2014

434

352

615

440

758

707

418

806

569

784

For additional harvest information, consult the N.H. Wildlife Harvest Summary -- click here and on publication cover at right. It is published annually in March.


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