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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.