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

NJ Black Bear Hunt Begins With Fewer Permits

State fish and wildlife officials say 6,445 bear permits out of a maximum of 10,000 permits have been issued for this hunt.

12/09/2013

A bear was spotted running through parts of Peekskill on July 9, 2013. (Photo: Patrick Somma)

Black Bear Spotted Running Through Yards In Peekskill

A Westchester County neighborhood was on alert Tuesday, after a bear spent the morning running through the streets.

07/09/2013

Ridgewood, N.J. Bear

Bear Leads Police On Chase In Ridgewood, N.J.

A bear was tranquilized after a chase in Ridgewood, N.J. Sunday.

06/23/2013

This black bear cub got caught up a tree in Montclair, N.J., on June 4, 2013, before eventually being tranquilized by wildlife officials. (Photo: CBS 2)

Black Bear Cub Up A Tree Captivates Onlookers In Montclair, N.J.

Bear sightings are nothing new in some parts of New Jersey, but on Tuesday in Montclair, residents got a lot more than a glimpse.

06/04/2013

A trio of black bears spent the afternoon lounging in the trees in Randolph, NJ on Monday. (Credit CBS 2)

Residents Stuck Inside For Hours As Bears Occupy New Jersey Neighborhood

This wasn’t a fairytale, it was the real deal and police told residents to stay in their homes while they addressed the issue.

05/27/2013

Protesters rally in Fredon, N.J. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Protesters Rally As NJ’s Annual Hunt Nets 55 Black Bears

The six-day hunt aims to control the state’s black bear population, now estimated at about 2,900.

12/03/2012

Black bear spotted in Hackettstown (credit: Hackettstown Police Department)

Bear Sighting Forces Lockdown Of Three Hackettstown Schools

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.

10/23/2012

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

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

Armonk Warns Schools, Residents Of Bear

Ppolice have closed Lombardi Park and put two schools – Wampus Elementary School and Crittenden Middle School – on alert after a black bear was spotted.

06/14/2012

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

A bear was tranquilized by wildlife officials in Union on Tuesday, May, 8, 2012 and will be released back into the wild. (credit: CBS 2)

Bear Captured After Spending Night In Tree Near Town Hall In Union, N.J.

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.

05/08/2012

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

Protesters Turn Out For Final Day Of NJ’s Black Bear Hunt

As of Friday night, 410 bears have been harvested during the hunt’s first five days.

12/10/2011

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)

Animal Activists Fighting To Stop Annual NJ Black Bear Hunt

An appeals panel is being asked to stop the annual black bear hunt, which is set to begin next week.

11/29/2011

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

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)

Officials Urge Residents In New Jersey’s ‘Bear Country’ To Secure Trash

A shortage of acorns and nuts this year may force bears to find food in other places, such as your trash can.

09/20/2011

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