165 bears killed in NJ hunt

Hunters have killed 165 bears midway through New Jersey's six-day black bear season. State officials say hunters bagged 93 bruins when the hunt got underway

New Jersey expects 300 bears to be brought

New Jersey expects 300 bears to be brought in by the end of the week. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

TRENTON - (AP) - Hunters have killed 165 bears midway through New Jersey's six-day black bear season.

State officials say hunters bagged 93 bruins when the hunt got underway on Monday. There was snow on Tuesday when 39 were killed and it was bitterly cold on Wednesday when 33 were taken.

The six-day hunt is taking place in four designated areas in parts of Sussex, Warren, Morris, Passaic, Bergen, Somerset and Hunterdon counties.

State officials say 100 of the bears killed so far were in Sussex County.

State officials say they need to control the black bear population, which grew to about 3,000 in the hunting area in 2012.

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