black bears

FILE - A black bear is spotted in Vernon, N.J. on April 22, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Officials: 267 Bears Killed In New Jersey Hunt

The state Division of Fish & Wildlife’s website showed that more than half of the bears were shot in Sussex County, where hunters harvested 146 bruins.

12/14/2014

FILE - A black bear is spotted in Vernon, N.J. on April 22, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey’s Bear Hunt Begins

The last of five state-sponsored bear hunts aimed at reducing the bruin population and increasing public safety began 30 minutes before sunrise Monday and will continue through Saturday.

12/08/2014

This bear was seen in Ridgewood, N.J., on Sept. 30, 2014. (credit: Stephanie Soyka)

Stories From Main Street: What Should You Do If You Encounter A Black Bear?

It was an absolute shock when a black bear killed a hiker in West Milford in September.

11/17/2014

Residents say black bears are coming too close to home in Franklin Lakes. (Credit: CBS2)

Franklin Lakes Residents Say Black Bear Sightings Are Hitting Too Close To Home

The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife said that there is work to be done as the black bear population continues to expand and increase throughout the state.

10/29/2014

These black bear cubs are safe tonight after a lengthy rescue effort in West Milford. (Credit: CBS 2)

Cubs Rescued After Black Bear Breaks Into West Milford Home

West Milford police responded to the home and were forced to euthanize the mother because her tags showed that she had broken into houses in the past.

05/13/2014

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

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