Bear take up to 77 in St. Lawrence County for 2013 hunting season
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 6:04 am

Hunters in St. Lawrence County took about the same amount bears during the 2013 hunting season than in 2012, according to figures from the state department of Environmental Conservation.

This past season, 14 black bear were taken by hunters in the early season in St. Lawrence County; seven were taken with bows; five were harvested with muzzleloaders; and 51 were taken in the regular season, for a total of 77 in the county.

That compares with a total of 73 bears taken by hunters in St. Lawrence County in 2012.

The statewide total was up slightly for 2013, at 1,358 compared with 1,337, in 2012.

Colton and Fine each tied has the most bears taken in the county, with 11.

The breakdown by townships in the county is below.

The first column is the bear harvest in the 2013 early season; the second column is bowhunting season; the third column is muzzleloader season; the fourth column is regular big-game hunting; and the last column is the total for the township.

Clare 2 0 0 7 9

Clifton 0 0 0 6 6

Colton 0 0 0 11 11

Edwards 0 2 0 3 5

Fine 4 1 1 3 11

Fowler 3 2 0 3 8

Hermon 0 0 1 1 2

Hopkinton 5 0 0 5 10

Parishville 0 0 0 3 3

Piercefield 0 0 1 1 2

Pitcairn 0 0 0 4 4

Russell 0 2 0 3 5

Totals 14 7 5 51 77