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Vermont hunters break bear harvest record

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Published: Jan. 14, 2021 at 12:31 PM EST
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont hunters harvested a record number of black bears this past hunting season.

Vermont Fish & Wildlife says hunters took 914 bears during the two-part season. The previous high was 750 in 2019. Hunters took a majority of the bears in the early season and only 91 in the late bear season, which overlaps with the November deer season.

Officials add that there were no hunting-related shooting incidents.

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