DEP Officials: 100 bears killed on 2nd day of black bear hunt

The second day of New Jersey’s black bear hunt has come to an end.

Officials say 206 bears were killed in the

Officials say 206 bears were killed in the first day of the hunt.

NEWTON - Update: DEP officials now say 100 bears were killed on Day 2 of the hunt.

Original story below:

The second day of New Jersey’s black bear hunt has come to an end and state officials say at least 75 bears were killed.

The state says its goal this year is to get 20 percent of the tagged black bear population.  If that number exceeds 30 percent, the hunt will end.

Officials say 206 bears were killed on the first day of the hunt.

There were 510 bears killed during last year's hunt, which was the second-highest number since the hunt restarted in 2010.

State Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Robert Geist cited increased human and bear interaction as the reason for the extended hunt.

The first three days are archery style hunting only, while muzzle-loading guns will be allowed on the last three days. The firearm-only season for bear hunting will take place from Dec. 5-10.

Protesters have been gathering outside the weight stations to express their outrage over the hunt.  A few were arrested Monday for making their way out of the allowed areas.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 New Jersey was on Lloyd Road 1 Powerful storm leaves behind damage across NJ
On The Road: Point Pleasant Beach preview 2 On The Road: Point Pleasant Beach preview
It's unclear how many roosters were discovered and 3 Officials seize birds from Newark business in late-night raid
VIDEO: News conference on Chatham helicopter crash 4 VIDEO: News conference on Chatham helicopter crash
Fire crews battled a large brush fire in 5 Crews battle brush fire in Keyport

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Officials say 29 black bears have been killed New Jersey's expanded black bear hunt begins

For the first time in nearly 40 years, bow-hunting is being allowed for New Jersey’s

Officials say 29 black bears have been killed Extended bear hunting season ends

New Jersey’s extended bear hunting season ends today. The Department of Environmental Protection extended it

The state's Department of Environmental Protection wants to 17 bears killed in NJ's extended bear hunt

Hunters killed 17 black bears on the first day of New Jersey's extended bear hunt,

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE