Reporting Levon Putney
TRENTON, N.J. (AP/WCBS 880) – A new poll indicates that a majority of New Jerseyans approve of the state’s plan hold a bear hunt next month.
The Fairleigh Dickinson-PublicMind poll out Monday found 53 percent of respondents agreed the hunt should be held if wildlife biologists conclude it’s needed to thin the state’s black bear population and if the bruins are destroying private property.
Thirty-six percent of respondents disagreed, while 11 percent were undecided. It has been five years since the state last held a bear hunt.
When asked whether they approved of a bear hunting season for New Jersey, 49 percent of respondents said they did and 33 percent disapproved. Another 18 percent said they were undecided.
The telephone poll of 831 registered New Jersey voters was conducted Oct. 4-10. It has a sampling error margin of plus or minus 5 percentage points.
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