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Black bear (credit: CBS 2)

Spring Weather Signals The Return Of Black Bears To Sussex County

To curb the problem bear traps have been set in the woods where bears have been known to roam, but some residents said that the return of the bears is no big deal.

05/10/2013

Black Bear - Englishtown, NJ (via Peter Cooke / Englishtown PD)

Black Bear Sighted In Englishtown, N.J.

Police say to keep an eye on your children and pets and secure all garbage cans.

07/13/2012

This bear appeared in the back yard of Anne Krineski Joyce on June 20, 2012 in Morristown, N.J. Her 9-year-old son snapped the shot. (credit: James Joyce)

Bear Stops By Back Yard Pool In Morristown To Cool Off

Anne Krineski Joyce was trying to keep cool at her home when she found an unexpected visitor in her back yard: a bear.

06/21/2012

Black Bear information offered by the Greenwich conservation director (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Bear From New Jersey Captured In Connecticut

A bear captured in Connecticut on Wednesday was not a local, WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane reported.

06/07/2012

Black bear scare

EXCLUSIVE: Bear Smashes Into N.J. Elementary School, Gets Chased By Custodian

As seen on exclusive video obtained by CBS 2’s Christine Sloan, the bear charged into Ogdensburg Elementary School, smashed through a glass door and slid into something before running through the hallway.

05/07/2012

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

Case Against NJ Bear Hunt Ended By Supreme Court

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.

04/13/2012

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

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

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

NJ Wildlife Officials Tranquilize Bear Spotted In Resident’s 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.

12/14/2011

(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

Bear in Wesley Hills, NY (credit: WCBS 880 Listener)

Black Bear Frightens Residents In Rockland County

There’s a bear on the loose northwest of New York City, looking for food in garbage cans.

11/18/2011

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

Hunt For Black Bear Continues After Attack On 2 Boys At New Jersey Campsite

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.

08/03/2011

Black Bear (credit: CBS 2)

Police Rangers Respond To NJ Bear Sighting

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.

07/31/2011

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