Bear take up to 73 in St. Lawrence County for 2012 hunting season
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 6:21 am

Hunters in St. Lawrence County took about a third more bears during the 2012 hunting season than in 2011, according to figures from the state department of Environmental Conservation.

This past season, 55 black bear were taken by hunters in the early season in St. Lawrence County; five were taken with bows; three were harvested with muzzleloaders; and 10 were taken in the regular season, for a total of 73 in the county.

That compares with a total of 55 bears taken by hunters in St. Lawrence County in 2011.

The statewide total was up slightly for 2012, at 1,337, compared with 1,258 in 2011.

Hopkinton was the town where the most bears in the county were taken, with 15.

The breakdown by townships in the county is below.

The first column is the bear harvest in the 2012 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 5 0 0 1 6

Clifton 1 1 0 0 2

Colton 5 0 0 1 6

De Kalb 2 0 0 0 2

Edwards 5 0 0 0 5

Fine 7 0 1 0 8

Fowler 3 0 0 0 3

Hermon 5 0 0 0 5

Hopkinton 8 3 0 4 15

Parishville 4 0 0 1 5

Piercefield 4 0 0 3 7

Pierrepont 2 0 0 0 2

Pitcairn 4 0 0 0 4

Russell 0 1 2 0 3

Totals 55 5 3 10 73