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WV Hunters Kill More Than 2,600 Black Bears

Reported: Jan. 20, 2014 12:56 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia hunters killed 2,682 black bears last year during the archery and firearms seasons.

The Division of Natural Resources said it's the fourth time in the past five years that the kill has topped 2,000. The record of 2,691 was set in 2012.

Hunters killed 851 bears during the archery season and 1,831 during various firearm seasons.

Wyoming County led the way for archery hunters with 75 bear kills, while Randolph County was first in firearms kills with 245.

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