Animal advocates hope to stop New Jersey’s black bear hunt

    With New Jersey’s black bear hunting period set to open next week, animal advocates will appear before a state appeals panel tomorrow in an attempt to stop it.

    The six-day hunting period in the state’s northwest is supposed to help control the black bear population, but the Press of Atlantic City reports advocates say the number of sightings and attacks have decreased over the years.

    An effort to stop last year’s hunt failed.

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