New Jersey Approves Black Bear Hunting In 7 Counties
Are you a big hunter?
Does the thought of waking up before the sun rises, heading out to your hunting blind, and waiting for the perfect moment get your blood rushing?
I've never been hunting before, but I have enjoyed the rewards in the form of deer jerky thanks to a buddy of mine who does hunt.
With how wooded New Jersey is, it's no surprise that hunting is a major activity for many residents.
From what I understand deer and turkey are the most popular forms of game in the Garden State, however, in the near future a controversial hunting season will start up again.
Black Bear Hunting Season Is Back On In New Jersey
I personally don't have an issue with hunting, especially when it's done to provide food for people.
Black Bear hunting though, I may need an education on.
Do people eat black bears? Or is it a population control thing?
Either way, black bear hunting season is returning to the Garden State and takes place over the course of two weeks, with an overflow week possible need be according to Patch.
Patch reports that the Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy has been approved and will allow for bear hunts in designated areas in seven New Jersey counties.
Where And When Will Black Bear Hunting Be Allowed In New Jersey?
According to Patch, black bear hunting season will take place from October 9th through the 14th, and then again from December 4th through the 9th.
There's also the possibility of an extension from December 13th through the 16th.
The seven counties in Jersey where you can hunt black bears are Bergen, Mercer, Huntingdon, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, and Sussex counties.
There are a few rules when it comes to Black Bear hunting you should know before you hit the woods.
According to Patch, Bears must be over 75 pounds, grown bears accompanied by cubs are off-limits and you can't hunt within 300 feet of a baited area.