Animal rights activists are petitioning New Jersey’s highest court and appealing to Governor Christie to block a black bear hunt scheduled to begin Monday.
Animal rights activists who sued New Jersey on behalf of black bears in 2007 are going back to court to try to stop a scheduled bear hunt from starting Monday.
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 small male was estimated at about 150 pounds and was caught in a special trap that was set in the woods in Armonk.
Too close for comfort. Residents of one New Jersey town said they’re used to seeing black bears near their homes, but not like this.