N.J. bear hunt yields largest bear ever killed in the state

    The court ruled New Jersey’s bear hunt could go on despite protests from animal activists, and on it went.

    According to the Associated Press, a Jefferson Township man killed an 829 lb. bruin, believed to be the largest bear ever killed in the state. He’ll donate it to the Division of Fish & Wildlife. Of course, first he, his son and two neighbors had to spend three hours hauling the bear out of the woods first.

    As of Sunday, the Star-Ledger was reporting 439 bears had been killed during the six-day hunting period.

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