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A group of biologists is tagging black bear cubs in New Jersey (Credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey Group Tags Black Bear Cubs For Tracking

Keeping accurate count of New Jersey’s black bears can take some time, especially with new moms and cubs hibernating a little longer than the rest.

03/28/2014

Bear hunters pose with a black bear that they killed at Waywayanda State Park. (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Fewer Permits Issued This Year For N.J. Bear Hunt

Fewer people have been issued permits for this year’s black bear hunt in New Jersey compared with last year.

12/08/2013

Bear hunters pose with a black bear that they killed at Waywayanda State Park. (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New Jersey Black Bear Hunt To Begin On Monday

For the fourth year in a row, the New Jersey black bear hunt was set to get under way next week.

12/07/2013

Bear hunters pose with a black bear that they killed at Waywayanda State Park. (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Preparations Under Way For New Jersey Bear Hunt

New Jersey was gearing up this weekend for its fourth state-sanctioned bear hunt.

11/10/2013

Black bear (credit: CBS 2)

Spring Weather Signals The Return Of Black Bears To Sussex County

To curb the problem bear traps have been set in the woods where bears have been known to roam, but some residents said that the return of the bears is no big deal.

05/10/2013

Bear hunters pose with a black bear that they killed at Waywayanda State Park. (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NJ Bear Hunt Ends With Fewer Kills Than Previous Years

State environmental officials said 285 bears were killed during the six-day hunt that ended on Saturday.

12/09/2012

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Lack Of Acorns, Other Nuts Forcing Black Bears Into N.J. Residential Areas

Black bears thrive in the wooded areas of northwest part of the Garden State. But more and more of them are being spotted in local neighborhoods, feasting on whatever they can find.

10/16/2012

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)

Appeals Court: NJ Black Bear Hunt Can Go On As Planned

An appeals court turned down a challenge on Thursday from animal rights groups that the bear hunt plan was flawed.

12/01/2011

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

Warning: Black Bears Coming Out Of Hibernation In New Jersey

New Jersey wildlife officials say black bears are entering their most active period of the year as they search for food and mates.

04/22/2011

Bears are seen in Pompton Lakes, NJ - Mar 1, 2011 - Photo: Scott Santers for WCBS 880

Black Bears Have North Jersey Residents On Edge

It’s a wee bit early, but perhaps the recent warm spell has roused sleepy hungry bears and lured them from their winter dens.

03/03/2011

(Photo credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

NJ Officials: 589 Bears Killed In 6-Day Hunt

Wildlife officials have said the hunt, which ended at dusk on Saturday, was needed to reduce a black bear population now thought to number about 3,400.

12/12/2010

Ridgewood, N.J. black bear (file)

Bear Pulls Fast One On Cops In NJ

On Friday night a resident grabbed her video camera and caught an image of a bear chilling out in a tree. That same bear then outfoxed a bunch of police officers and is currently at large.

CBS 2–08/06/2010

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Black Bears Move In On N.J. Neighborhood

Too close for comfort. Residents of one New Jersey town said they’re used to seeing black bears near their homes, but not like this.

CBS 2–07/30/2010