A hunter from Pittsburgh killed one of the state’s largest bears this season in Forest County.
Michael J. Kelly shot the 573-pound male black bear Nov. 21 in Harmony Township. It’s No. 9 on the list of heaviest bears this season, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s preliminary harvest results.
The No. 5 bear belongs to Robert A. Pitts, of Meadville, who shot 620-pound male Nov. 17 in Roulette Township, Potter County.
The by-county preliminary harvests for the four-day hunt in the Northwest Region: Warren, 88; Clarion, 74; Venango, 62; Forest, 51; Jefferson, 50; Butler, 8; Erie, 7; and Crawford, 6.