Information on Thursday's Bear Hunt:
to be Provided Via Teleconference Call
(03/182) TRENTON -- A
total of 19 bear were taken statewide on Thursday, December
11 - the fourth day of the bear hunt, bringing the total
number to 240.
Of the 240, 151 bear were female and 89
male. A total of 175 bear were taken in Sussex County, 30
in Warren County, 17 in Morris County, 17 in Passaic County
and one in Bergen County. A total of 32 of the 240 bear
taken were among the bear tagged by the DEP's Division of
Fish and Wildlife within the past year. Of the 240 bear
taken, 11 were previously identified as nuisance bear, 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.
NOTE TO PRESS: The DEP
press office will issue today's - Friday's - current-day
bear hunt information at approximately 5:00 p.m.
On both Saturday and Sunday, a teleconference
call will be held at 3:00 p.m. to provide updated bear hunt
information. To participate, please call the DEP Press Office
for the required call-in number. You can obtain this number
at 609-984-1795 on Friday, or 609-439-7048 on Saturday/Sunday.