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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

Sam Melman,17, presented with Community Service Award at Good Samaritan Hospital on July 28, 2011 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Huntington’s Sam Melman, 17, Awarded For Heroism In Alaska Bear Mauling

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.

07/28/2011

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Joshua Berg, Rockland Teen Mauled By Grizzly Bear In Alaska, Recovering

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.

07/26/2011

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Grizzly Bear In Alaska Mauls Teenager Josh Berg Of Rockland County

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.

07/25/2011

Homeowner in Caldwell, NJ catches a bear dipping its paws into her pool on July 20, 2011 (credit: CBS 2)

Bear Beats The Heat With Dip In Caldwell Pool

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.

07/21/2011

A black bear caused a scare in East Brunswick, roaming neighborhoods and climbing a tree. It was tranquilized and captured by authorities. (Credit: CBS 2)

Bear In Raritan Hit By Car, Climbs Tree

For the third time in two months, a bear stuck in a tree put on a show for some New Jersey residents.

07/15/2011

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