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South Carolina Bear Harvest

The following table contains harvest information for black bear hunting in South Carolina.

Fifty-eight black bears were harvested during the 2007 bear season, held the last two weeks of October in Greenville, Oconee and Pickens counties. This is the highest number of bear ever harvested during the two-week season, which is divided into one week of still-hunting and one week of hunting with dogs. The previous record of 55 bears harvested was set in 2003.

 
South Carolina Bear Hunting
Year Greenville County Oconee County Pickens County Total Harvest Permits
1970 2
1971 1
1972 6
1973 3
1974 4
1975 4
1976 3
1977 5 340
1978 3 0
1979 3 531
1980 2 0
1981 7 522
1982 0 507
1983 2 489
1984 1 450
1985 1 462
1986 2 410
1987 6 477
1988 4 493
1989 10 532
1990 2 554
1991 5 585
1992 9 412
1993 2 558
1994 2 1 5 8 603
1995 1 3 8 12 670
1996 3 5 6 14 668
1997 4 7 9 20 715
1998 5 6 3 14 687
1999 4 3 12 19 747
2000 9 19 14 42 923
2001 4 3 14 21 833
2002 4 11 12 27 932
2003 13 16 26 55 1104
2004 3 10 16 29 1238
2005 10 8 16 34 1140
2006 12 12 27 51 1275
2007 15 23 20 58


First year bear only
 

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