The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says bear hunters are having a more successful season than last year, while the deer harvest is down slightly.
Bear season has ended in most of the state, though it remains open in some areas until Nov. 25. Fish and Game officials say as of Nov. 6, a total of 703 bears had been killed, or about 30 percent more than the same period last year.
The regular firearm season for deer hunting runs through Dec. 7 across most of the state. As of Sunday, hunters had taken 8,119 deer, an 11 percent decrease from the same period last year, but still among the highest total in the last nine years.