State Officials this past weekend announced an extension to this year's "bear hunt". According to the State Division of Fish & Wildlife ... because the "harvest" did not reach the required percentages, the hunt will extend from this Wednesday til Sunset Saturday. The hunt is used as a way to reduce the black bear population in New Jersey. Although bears are not a problem for us here in Ocean and Monmouth Counties, many either are in favor or oppose the hunt ... a very polarizing topic here in the Garden State.

According to the State Division of Fish & Wildlife ..... Last year, 562 bears were killed during the archery/muzzleloader season. Seventy-four were killed in the 2016 December shotgun season, for a total of 636 bears killed.

 

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