Hunt halt?

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he would listen to recommendations if state officials determine the bear hunt should be cut short.

    According to a article, Christie floated the idea at a press conference, saying if the hunt outpaces expectations, he would consider cutting it short. He said the recommendation would have to come from Fish and Wildlife officials and have a scientific basis.

    The bear hunt is in its second day and more than 260 bears were killed the first day, drawing heated criticism and threats of legal action from animal-protection groups.

    • WHYY thanks our sponsors — become a WHYY sponsor

    WHYY is your source for fact-based, in-depth journalism and information. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on financial support from readers like you. Please give today.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal