HARRISBURG – The PA Game Commission reports that hunters harvested some tremendous black bears in the 2022 seasons, including three over 700 pounds and 11 more that topped 600 pounds. Those were among 3,170 taken overall – down from 3,621 in 2021, but still enough to rank the harvest as the 14th largest all time. Hunters in 2022 took bears in 58 of PA’s 67 counties and 22 of its 23 Wildlife Management Units. The largest bear taken in 2022 was a 755-pounder gotten with a muzzleloader in Monroe County. In 2022, almost 204,000 PA residents and over 9,700 non-residents bought a bear license.