The N.J. bear hunt got underway Monday with a familiar ritual as protesters gathered across the street from a state-run check station in Fredon, Sussex County.
Four hunters brought in bears by 2:10 p.m., with one alluding to Gov.-elect Phil Murphy’s pledge to halt the controversial season that has occurred every year under Gov. Chris Christie.
“You can thank (Murphy) because he’s going to stop bear hunting, so I figured I’d better go out and get one,” said John Manning of Mount Olive, who killed a 140-pound bear just after dawn in Knowlton.
Some of the two dozen protesters shouted insults at …read more
Source: NJ.com Bergen