TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — New Jersey’s bear hunt can go on as scheduled on Monday,

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

1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg reports

The activists said they will take their fight to the State Supreme Court.

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New Jersey’s hunt last year was the first in five years.

Nearly 600 bears were killed.

The state said the six-day hunt is needed to keep the black bear population under control. Officials estimate there are about 3,400 black bears in the state.

Do you agree with the court’s decision? Let us know below…

Comments (11)
  1. Brad says:

    I have had 3 bear encounter in a many months this year. The black bears are becoming increasingly agressive towards humans every year. It is just a matter of time before someone gets hurt from one. And I a not even in far north jersey, this is around merrill creek in harmony twsp. The population has risen in just the past 5 years and needs to be controlled. I will be getting a permit to hunt them!!

    1. Brad says:

      what they should do is review their deer hunting….unlimited doe during bow season??? I see half the deer that I used to 10 years ago!

  2. bobby says:

    NEW JERSEY and its corrupt Judges and its elected officials are a disgrace for allowing this to go on .I hope every hunter and every official who had a hand in this horrible bear hunt has their kids die the same horrible death that these bears will be suffering ….

  3. jack buck says:

    hunt gangs not bears what bs hope the hunters get shot

  4. Rocco says:

    Shame on you N.J. . You don’t have to kill the bears

  5. Just sayin says:

    Really sad. Soon we’ll read there are no more bears in the wild and be taxed so the Gov can start a breed and release program…….

  6. viv says:

    BEAR! Wow! It’s back on the menu people.

  7. michelle says:

    Don’t forget they would eat us too!

  8. Jen says:

    That’s right hunt them before they hunt us! Because if they had the chance they would!

  9. MARTINM says:


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