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ERIC P. ORFF
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Non-Lethal Control of Bats since 1983
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Hunting

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT WILDLIFE DIVISION

The 2019 statewide bear hunter harvest represented the third highest harvest in New Hampshire history.  This year’s harvest was similar (-9%) to the preceding 5-year average (816 bears) and only 16% below last year’s record harvest (1053 bears).  The harvest consisted of 476 males and 409 females resulting in an overall harvest sex ratio of 1.2 males per female.  Method-specific harvest sex ratios included 1.5 m:f for bait, 0.9 m:f for hound and 0.9 m:f for still hunters. A breakdown by region and method follows.

North Region WMUs A, B, C2, D1
  Total Harvest 143 bears (61 females, 82 males)
  Harvest by method (# bears) Bait (95), Hound (19), Still (29)
  5-year average annual harvest (2014-2018) 154 bears
White Mountains WMUs C1, D2, E, F
Region Total Harvest 266 bears (115 females, 151 males)
  Harvest by method (# bears) Bait (152), Hound (52), Still (62)
  5-year average annual harvest (2014-2018) 240 bears
Central Region WMUs G, I1, J1, J2
  Total Harvest 297 bears (154 females, 143 males)
  Harvest by method (# bears) Bait (136), Hound (52), Still (109)
  5-year average annual harvest (2014-2018) 270 bears
Southwest-1 Region WMUs H1, I2
  Total Harvest 98 bears (40 females, 58 males)
  Harvest by method (# bears) Bait (45), Hound (21), Still (32)
  5-year average annual harvest (2014-2018) 83 bears
Southwest-2 Region WMUs H2, K
  Total Harvest 74 bears (35 females, 39 males)
  Harvest by method (# bears) Bait (43), Still (31)
  5-year average annual harvest (2014-2018) 64 bears
Southeast Region WMUs L, M
  Total Harvest 7 bears (4 females, 3 males)
  Harvest by method (# bears) Bait (1), Still (6)
  5-year average annual harvest (2014-2018) 4 bears
     

 

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