Do you think the season needs to change and if so, what would you recomend? I agree with everyones comments to have an earlier season, separate from 6-day firearm. I also would like to see a bow season. But what people have to realize is this isnt Canada or Maine, there are 2 times the number of hunters than bears. To keep it fair to all hunters who would like to take advantage of such a great opportunity right here at home the state should restrict anyone who kills a bear to 1 year off. So you killed in 2012, you cannot get a tag for 2013... this way people might TROPHY hunt for a bear, manage the population and give other fellow jersey hunter a chance!