New Jersey's bear hunt nearing end
New Jersey's bear hunt is nearing an end.
Hunters killed 13 bears on Wednesday, bringing the total to 620 and eclipsing Tuesday's record of 607. The previous record was 592 bears killed in 2010.
The firearms-only hunt began Monday and includes 562 bears that were killed by hunters using bows and arrows and muzzle-loading guns during a six-day hunt in October.
The hunt is scheduled to last through Saturday, but officials say it will be suspended once the cumulative harvest rate of tagged bears reaches 30 percent. The season total is currently nearly 25 percent.