for Tuesday's Bear Hunt:
Updated Information for Today's Bear Hunt to be Provided
Via Teleconference Call
(03/176) TRENTON -- A
total of 66 bear were taken statewide on Tuesday, December
9 - the second day of the bear hunt, bringing the total
number to 182.
Of the 182, 120 bear were female and 62
male. A total of 137 bear were taken in Sussex County, 19
in Warren County, 11 in Morris County, 14 in Passaic County
and one in Bergen County. A total of 25 of the 182 bears
taken were among the approximately 290 bear tagged by the
DEP's Division of Fish and Wildlife within the past year.
The updated number of nuisance bears taken is still being
calculated, and will be released upon availability.
NOTE TO PRESS: Due to
the volume of press calls being received regarding the bear
hunt, the DEP press office will hold a teleconference call
at 4:00 p.m. today to provide updated bear hunt information.
Please contact the press office to receive a call-in number.