Jump Start on Bear Season in New York
New York is hoping that allowing an earlier jump start on the bear season will keep the bruins out of residential areas such as; Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse. The gun season opens on Saturday, and hunters with permits are encouraged to shoot deer and bears, bears ranging from 50-300 pounds.
This is the first season where the DEC is encouraging hunters to shoot bears at the beginning of gun season. Previously there was a week delay before bears were allowed to be harvested as well. From WIVB4.com.