Information on Wednesday's Bear Hunt
(03/179) TRENTON -- A
total of 39 bears were taken statewide on Wednesday, December
10 - the third day of the bear hunt, bringing the total
number to 221.
Of the 221, 144 bear were female and 77
male. A total of 168 bear were taken in Sussex County, 22
in Warren County, 14 in Morris County, 16 in Passaic County
and one in Bergen County. A total of 30 of the 221 bears
taken were among the bears tagged by the DEP's Division
of Fish and Wildlife within the past year. Of the 221 bear
taken, nine were previously identified as nuisance bears,
6 were taken in previously identified problem areas where
bear/human conflicts occurred. Three bear taken during the
hunt had been previously relocated out of an urban area.
Thirteen bears were taken from the Delaware
Water Gap National Recreation Area.
NOTE TO PRESS: The DEP
press office will issue current-day bear hunt information
at approximately 5:00 p.m.