The two bears were killed Monday on the first day of the annual week-long hunt.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The day that the annual week-long black bear hunt began in Northern New Jersey, the first two bears were caught in Jefferson and Sparta, according to a press release from the NJDEP. The first bear, a 165-pound male, was hunted in Jefferson on Monday, by Edwin Mackin of Boonton. The second bear that was taken in Sparta later in the day was a 124-pound male. He was brought in by Staney Zeveny of Stillwater. The black bears will be hunted until Saturday to control the state's black bear population. The hunt is held in conjunction with the firearm deer-hunting season. DEP biologists predict a harvest in this year’s hunt similar to last year, when 469 bears were harvested. The NJDEP said the reported bear sightings are down this year by 34 …
DEP said bear sighting reports are down 34 percent from last year.
Monday, December 3, 2012
New Jersey's third annual bear hunt began Monday, with the first black bear brought in as part of the hunt killed in Sussex County. The bear, a 165-pound male, was three years old and was not lured by hunters, according to The Record. The second killed bear brought in was a year-and-a-half old and was killed near Sparta. The bear hunt, which is designed to help control the state's black bear population, will continue until Saturday and is held in conjunction with the firearm deer-hunting season. According to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), 469 black bears were harvested last year while 50,109 deer were harvested. Bears are allowed to be hunted by licensed hunters with black bear permits, one bear per hunter, …