Sullivan County bear take highest in region

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ALBANY – The largest number of bears taken in the region in 2016 were in Sullivan County – at 177.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation reported that Ulster County, with 137 bears harvested, had the second highest number in the southern zone. Orange County reported 104 bears taken, followed by Greene County with 76, Columbia County with 14, Dutchess County with 12, and Rockland County with two.
No bears were taken in Putnam or Westchester counties.
Of the Sullivan County harvest, the Town of Tusten had the largest number, at 22 followed by Mamakating with 21.
In Ulster County, the Town of Shandaken, with 26 kills, ranked the highest town.
The Town of Warwick, with 25, had the highest number of bears taken.
In Greene County, the largest number taken was in Hunter, at 18.
In Columbia County, the towns of Taghkanic and Copake each saw three bears harvested.
In Dutchess County, four were taken in the Town of North East.
In Rockland County, one bear was harvested each in Ramapo and Stony Point.