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The first black bear killed was in Pike County, which borders on West Virginia.

West Virginia had a record bear season this year. West Virginia has had bear season for many, many years. Every county has bears, but not every county has a season.

Kentucky has had bear season for only two years, but the one last year opened at the beginning of a major snowstorm, which meant it was hard to get out in the wood an the bear were likely going to their dens for hibernation.


The world record black bear was supposedly killed in Grant County, West Virginia, but it was actually killed in North-Central Pennsylvania– when bear season was closed in Pennsylvania.

The hunters got a West Virginia tag and checked it in at a Grant County station.

When the hide was sent to the taxidermist, an investigation began.

It ended with all three hunters being fined $800 in Pennsylvania.

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