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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 12, 2003

Contact: Amy Cradic
(609) 984-1795

Updated Information on Thursday's Bear Hunt:

Weekend Information 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.

WEEKEND INFORMATION:

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.

 

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