The Animal Protection League of New Jersey and the Bear Education and Resource Group challenged the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy, which includes an annual hunt.
The shooting of a backyard bear in Windsor has renewed discussion of whether there should be a bear hunt in Connecticut.
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.
The bear, an adult male estimated to be well over 500 pounds, took a long time to go down. Officials hope to examine, tag and release him onto state property.
Hunters killed 17 bears on Wednesday and 52 on Tuesday. That compares to 257 during the first day of the hunt on Monday.
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.
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.
There’s a bear on the loose northwest of New York City, looking for food in garbage cans.
A 12-year-old Jersey City boy and an 11-year-old Brooklyn boy sustained minor injuries after the bear attacked their campsite in New Jersey early Wednesday morning.
A large crowd has gathered to peer at the bear that, so far, hasn’t been aggressive. They’re hoping he eventually comes down and wanders back into the nearby woods.
A teenager credits skills he picked up as a junior volunteer in the intensive care unit at Good Samaritan Hospital in helping him think clearly during a brutal grizzly bear attack in Alaska over the weekend.
Seven teenagers were nearing the end of a month-long survival course when 17-year-old Berg noticed the mama grizzly. Berg yelled “Bear! Bear!” but it was too late, the bear came charging at him and took him down.
A local teenager is fighting for his life after being mauled in Alaska and he’s not the only victim. Josh Berg of New City was with a group of teens learning survival skills when the grizzly bear attacked.
The hot weather is taking its toll on everyone, but one homeowner in New Jersey says she had an unwelcomed guest seeking refuge from the heat in her backyard.
For the third time in two months, a bear stuck in a tree put on a show for some New Jersey residents.