Bears Beware – NJ Approves First Bear Hunt in Five Years

On Monday December 6, 2010, New Jersey’s first black bear hunt in five years opened. It lasted for six days, coinciding with the annual deer hunt. An attempt to enjoin the hunt filed by Animal Protection League of New Jersey, the Bear Education and Resource Group and two individuals was rejected on Friday by the New Jersey Appellate Division in a per curiam decision that found that the appellants failed to meet the legal requisites for a stay. An emergent application to the New Jersey Supreme Court on Saturday also was unsuccessful.