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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 10, 2003

Contact: Amy Cradic
(609) 984-1795

Information 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.

 

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