Black Bear

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

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

Officials Euthanize Black Bear That Entered N.J. Campsite

Environmental officials say the black bear that wandered into a campsite in a northwestern New Jersey state forest this week has been captured and euthanized.

08/06/2011

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

New Jersey Officials Say Black Bear Didn’t Hurt 2 Boys At Campsite

Fish and Wildlife Division Assistant Director Larry Herrighty said Thursday that hospital officials concluded the abrasions found on the 11- and 12-year-old boys were not caused by a bear.

08/04/2011

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

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)

Black Bear Captured By Wildlife Officials After Roaming Through East Brunswick

There was another bear scare in New Jersey Wednesday, and this time, the unwelcome beast was brought down with the help of a tranquilizer dart.

07/06/2011

Black Bear (credit: CBS 2)

Black Bear, Earlier Seen Sleeping In Metuchen Tree, Heads Back To The Woods

A black bear seen earlier in the day taking an extended nap up a tree apparently decided he had enough media attention and made its way down on Monday night.

06/20/2011

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