Six-day bear hunt to begin Monday

TRENTON – The Department of Environmental Protection and its Division of Fish and Wildlife will begin a six-day bear hunt, from Monday, Dec. 5 through Saturday, Dec 10. 
Division officials and wildlife biologists will be at the bear hunt media center at the Pequest Wildlife Management Area, 605 Pequest Road, in Oxford, Warren County, at 8:30 a.m. on Monday. Access to hunters and to the bear weigh-in and science station will be available to credentialed media.

There also will be ample room for TV media vehicles and equipment, officials said.

Information on the numbers of bears harvested will be posted on line at www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/ on Monday evening, as soon as possible after the 7 p.m. closing of the five check stations. On subsequent days, postings will occur by 8 a.m. the next morning.

Hunt hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset. Check station hours are noon to 7 p.m.

Extensive information about New Jersey’s black bear hunting season, including hunting zones, hunting rules, check stations, data on the 2010 bear hunt, and the Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy is posted at: http://www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/bearfacts.htm

Six-day bear hunt to begin Monday