Record number of black bears killed in TN

Record number of black bears killed in TN

January 30th, 2012 by The Tennessean in Local - Breaking News

An orphaned black bear cub is seen in this file photo.

Photo by Associated Press/Times Free Press.

A record number of black bears were killed in Tennessee during the state's most recent hunting season for the species, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

A total of 581 black bears were killed in 2011, TWRA spokesman Don King said. The second highest total was 573 in 2009. Bear hunting season varies according to county in Tennessee, with the first beginning in late September and the last finishing Dec. 14.

Hunters are limited to killing one bear per season.

Continue reading at The Tennessean.