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The bear muzzleloader season opened Saturday and runs through Nov. 3 in the southeastern Oklahoma counties of Pushmataha, McCurtain, Latimer and Le Flore.

Bear archery season ended Oct. 20 with a total of 27 bears taken by bow hunters, almost all during the first few days of the three-week season, said Joe Hemphill, southeast region wildlife supervisor for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

Bow hunters can still try to fill their archery tags during the bear muzzleloader season.

“Kinda slow,” Hemphill said of this year’s bear hunting. “Too much food, muscadines and acorns, on the ground out there (for bears).”

Hemphill expects hunters to have difficulty finding bears during muzzleloader season. Five black bears are the most that has ever been taken by hunters during the muzzleloader season.

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Ed Godfrey

Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more... Read more ›