Hunters kill 22 bears on first day of New Jersey's annual black bear hunt
Hunters killed 22 bears during the first day of New Jersey’s annual black bear hunt.
The second segment of the hunt resumed Monday, with hunters in parts of eight counties using firearms.
Hunters used archery to bag 62 bruins on the first day of the hunt’s first segment in October.
The second segment of the hunt runs until Saturday, but the season will be extended by four days if the bear harvest “does not meet a minimum of 20% of bears tagged.”
Overall, hunters using archery and muzzleloaders killed 336 bears during the first segment between Oct. 12 and Oct. 17.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.