State fish and wildlife officials say 6,445 bear permits out of a maximum of 10,000 permits have been issued for this hunt.
A Westchester County neighborhood was on alert Tuesday, after a bear spent the morning running through the streets.
A bear was tranquilized after a chase in Ridgewood, N.J. Sunday.
Bear sightings are nothing new in some parts of New Jersey, but on Tuesday in Montclair, residents got a lot more than a glimpse.
This wasn’t a fairytale, it was the real deal and police told residents to stay in their homes while they addressed the issue.
The six-day hunt aims to control the state’s black bear population, now estimated at about 2,900.
The 200-pound black bear was spotted around 7:30 a.m. in a back yard on Warren Street across from the entrance of Hackettstown High School.
Police say to keep an eye on your children and pets and secure all garbage cans.
Ppolice have closed Lombardi Park and put two schools – Wampus Elementary School and Crittenden Middle School – on alert after a black bear was spotted.
A bear captured in Connecticut on Wednesday was not a local, WCBS 880′s Paul Murnane reported.
It took a day and a night of waiting and watching, but a bear scare in the Garden State finally came to an end Tuesday morning, thanks to a couple of well-aimed tranquilizer darts.
As of Friday night, 410 bears have been harvested during the hunt’s first five days.
An appeals panel is being asked to stop the annual black bear hunt, which is set to begin next week.
There’s a bear on the loose northwest of New York City, looking for food in garbage cans.
A shortage of acorns and nuts this year may force bears to find food in other places, such as your trash can.