Less food means possibly more bear sightings in New Jersey

    The latest string of wet weather, combined with the storms from earlier this month, could be having an impact on the food supply for some 3,400 black bears in New Jersey.

    State wildlife officials say the acorns and tree nuts are in short supply this fall, which could mean bears will seek to get their food in nearby campsites and possibly backyards.

    Fox 29 reports state fish and wildlife officials in New Jersey told The Record Newspaper that hikers and campers can take caution by properly securing or removing any food that might be of interest to a bear.

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