Thousands of hunters and small groups of protesters have spread out across northern New Jersey as the state’s latest bear hunt got underway.
NEWTON, N.J. (AP) — Thousands of hunters and some small groups of protesters spread out across northern New Jersey on Monday without any reports of major incidents during the state’s latest bear hunt.
State wildlife officials have touted the annual hunts as an important part of controlling the bear population and minimizing run-ins with humans, particularly in the northern part of New Jersey known as bear country. There are an estimated 2,400 to…
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