Another 56 bears killed but N.J. hunt on pace for record low tally

FREDON — The N.J. bear hunt enters a third day Wednesday well behind last year’s record-setting pace and is on track to become one of the least successful of the eight hunts held under Gov. Chris Christie.

Another 56 bears were killed on Tuesday, bringing the two-day total to 82, the state Department of Environmental Protection said.

By comparison, during the first two days last year, hunters killed 306 bears — including 206 on opening day.

That was nearly half of the final total of 636, for a 12-day hunt that concluded with a second, six-day season in December.

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Source: Bergen

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