Af­ter 2,428 bears killed in 2016, record sea­son ex­pected in 2017

The Washington Times Daily - - METRO -

Vir­ginia of­fi­cials are ex­pect­ing record num­bers of bears killed dur­ing this year’s hunt­ing sea­son.

The Roanoke Times re­ports that a new early Oc­to­ber bear sea­son will re­sult in a 12 per­cent in­crease in the num­ber killed. Last sea­son there were a record 2,428 bears killed in Vir­ginia.

There were 30,868 res­i­dent and 957 non­res­i­dent li­censes sold last sea­son and of­fi­cials do not ex­pect a ma­jor in­crease this year. The early three-day sea­son runs Oct. 2-4 in 37 coun­ties.

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