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NY hunters killed 1,358 bears in 2013 season

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State officials say New York hunters killed 1,358 black bears during the 2013 hunting seasons, the second-highest number on record. Figures released by the Department of Environmental Conservation on Monday show hunters killed a record 636 bears from the Southeastern hunting area and a near record 342 from the Central-Western area. The agency says the high numbers reflect a growing bear population and an abundance of acorns and other nuts last fall. DEC released a ...

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