Another 12 bears killed as the hunt closes in on a milestone

The N.J. bear hunt is nearing 4,000 bears killed since the controversial season was restored in 2003, following a moratorium of three decades.

Hunters killed another 12 bears on Wednesday, bringing the 2017 total — during six days in October and three in December — to 341 bears.

A dead bear being checked in Fredon, Dec. 4, 2017 (Patti Sapone / NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

Starting in 2003, a total of 3,984 bears have been killed during 10 annual hunts, including eight under Gov. Chris Christie.

The hunt is on pace to reach …read more

Source: NJ.com Bergen

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