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Canadian geese, bears now in crosshairs

Sep 17, 2020 5:20 am
Larry DiDonato reports for Capital Region Independent Media that Canadian goose season hunting season is now in effect through Sept. 25, and the Post-Star reports that the early black bear season opened last week in the southern zone in New York. “Early black bear hunting seasons are an important tool to manage bear populations and provide a great opportunity for hunters to enjoy a late summer outing,” said Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos. “Bears are feeding heavily this time of year, gorging on wild nuts, berries, apples, and frequently in corn fields as well. Hunters can increase their odds of finding a bear by keying in on concentrated natural food sources.” There is a 15 bird-per-day limit for hunters, who also must report what they kill to the state. Bear hunters must also make reports about what they kill and are urged to submit a premolar tooth and the scaled-dressed weights of bears they’ve killed. Early bear season continues through Sept. 27.