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FILE - A black bear is spotted in Vernon, N.J. on April 22, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Officials: 267 Bears Killed In New Jersey Hunt

The state Division of Fish & Wildlife’s website showed that more than half of the bears were shot in Sussex County, where hunters harvested 146 bruins.

12/14/2014

FILE - A black bear is spotted in Vernon, N.J. on April 22, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey’s Bear Hunt Begins

The last of five state-sponsored bear hunts aimed at reducing the bruin population and increasing public safety began 30 minutes before sunrise Monday and will continue through Saturday.

12/08/2014

This bear was seen in Ridgewood, N.J., on Sept. 30, 2014. (credit: Stephanie Soyka)

N.J. Hunters, Residents Push For Bigger Bear Hunt

Seeing a black bear cross your path in northwest New Jersey is no longer unusual—it’s becoming the norm. Bear hunting is held every year to keep the population down.

10/23/2014

Bear hunters pose with a black bear that they killed at Waywayanda State Park. (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Fewer Permits Issued This Year For N.J. Bear Hunt

Fewer people have been issued permits for this year’s black bear hunt in New Jersey compared with last year.

12/08/2013

Bear hunters pose with a black bear that they killed at Waywayanda State Park. (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New Jersey Black Bear Hunt To Begin On Monday

For the fourth year in a row, the New Jersey black bear hunt was set to get under way next week.

12/07/2013

Bear hunters pose with a black bear that they killed at Waywayanda State Park. (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Preparations Under Way For New Jersey Bear Hunt

New Jersey was gearing up this weekend for its fourth state-sanctioned bear hunt.

11/10/2013

Bear hunters pose with a black bear that they killed at Waywayanda State Park. (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NJ Bear Hunt Ends With Fewer Kills Than Previous Years

State environmental officials said 285 bears were killed during the six-day hunt that ended on Saturday.

12/09/2012

Protesters rally in Fredon, N.J. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Protesters Rally As NJ’s Annual Hunt Nets 55 Black Bears

The six-day hunt aims to control the state’s black bear population, now estimated at about 2,900.

12/03/2012

A Black Bear - File / Photo: China Photos/Getty Images

Connecticut Considers Bear Hunt

The shooting of a backyard bear in Windsor has renewed discussion of whether there should be a bear hunt in Connecticut.

02/15/2012

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Conn. Wildlife Officials Mull Bear Hunt Lottery

Connecticut wildlife officials are drafting plans for a bear hunt lottery that would decide who gets to kill a limited number of bears.

01/11/2012

New Jersey Fish and Wildlife chased this bear in Hopatcong before tranquilizing him. (credit: CBS 2)

Bear In Hopatcong Man’s Basement Went Undetected For Weeks

Frank Annacone, 85, never imagined that a bear would move in with him. Annacone learned about his roommate yesterday from Dave Cornine, a Cablevision technician who had come over for a repair job in the basement.

12/15/2011

(Photo credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Weather Continues To Hamper NJ Bear Hunters

Hunters killed 17 bears on Wednesday and 52 on Tuesday. That compares to 257 during the first day of the hunt on Monday.

12/08/2011

(Photo credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

NJ Bear Hunt Slows Amid Wet Weather

The number of kills dropped sharply in the rain with hunters bagging 52 bruins on Tuesday. That’s down from 257 on the first day of the hunt Monday.

12/07/2011

Black Bear (file / credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

200 Bears Killed On 1st Day Of Controversial NJ Bear Hunt

The state says it has to reduce the black bear population in because there are too many bear-human encounters. However, opponents argue it’s about trophies, rugs and politics.

12/05/2011

Black bear (credit: CBS 2)

As Hunters Ready To Curb Bear Population In NJ, Animal Activists Plan Rally

Parts of Sussex, Warren, Morris, Passaic, Bergen, Somerset and Hunterdon Counties will be approved bear hunting grounds. Last year nearly 600 were killed during the hunt.

12/04/2011

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