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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT WILDLIFE DIVISION

9 December 2010
Bear Season Update #7

The harvest tally for New Hampshire's 2010 bear season stands at 702 bears.  While the 2010 harvest was slightly lower (-7%) than the 2009 level, the season concluded 35 % above the preceding 5-year average (520 bears).  The harvest consisted of 360 males and 342 females yielding a harvest sex ratio of 1.1 males per female.  A seasonal breakdown by region and method follows.
North Region WMUs A, B, C2, D1
Total Harvest 182 bears (100 females, 82 males)
Harvest by method (# bears) Bait (128), Hound (22), Still (32)
5-year average annual harvest (2005-2009) 133 bears
White Mountains Region WMUs C1, D2, E, F
Total Harvest 232 bears (98 females, 134 males)
Harvest by method (# bears) Bait (129), Hound (14), Still (89)
5-year average annual harvest (2005-2009) 168 bears
Central Region WMUs G, I1, J1, J2
Total Harvest 226 bears (112 females, 114 males)
Harvest by method (# bears) Bait (97), Hound (44), Still (85)
5-year average annual harvest (2005-2009) 151 bears
Southwest-1 Region WMUs H1, I2
Total Harvest 49 bears (29 females, 20 males)
Harvest by method (# bears) Bait (9), Hound (2), Still (38)
5-year average annual harvest (2005-2009) 43 bears
Southwest-2 Region WMUs H2, K
Total Harvest 13 bears (3 females, 10 males)
Harvest by method (# bears) Bait (9), Still (4)
5-year average annual harvest (2005-2009) 20 bears
Southeast Region WMUs L, M
Total Harvest 0 bears
Harvest by method (# bears) N/A
5-year average annual harvest (2005-2009) 4 bears

Interpretation of harvest data and ages of harvested bears will be complete and available by mid-winter.  Thank you to all staff involved in bear registration this past year.  Have a great holiday season.

2005
SUM
2006
SUM
2007
SUM
2008
SUM
2009
SUM
2010
SUM
434 352 615 439 758 702

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