Today, animal protection groups are heading to court to convince a New Jersey appeals panel to halt this year’s black bear hunt in its tracks. Is this the right thing to do? Or, should we continue the annual hunt to control the population? According to the Press of Atlantic City, the animal protection groups will try to convince the judges that the state’s Comprehensive Bear Management Policy is flawed. The policy includes an annual hunt.
The state maintains a hunt is necessary to keep the black bear population in check.
Bear activity has been reported in 19 of the state’s 21 counties this year. That being said, is the annual bear hunt a useful way to help control the bear population in New Jersey? Or, should we find another another resolution?