Bear activist Bill Crain was arrested for the ninth time this morning as the 2018 local bear hunt opened, according to the New Jersey Herald. Last year, Crain served 12 days in jail for protesting the hunt.
This year, bear hunting is outlawed at the Whittingham Wildlife Management Area, but the check-in area is still used to process bears brought in by hunters. Four bears had been checked in by 10am this morning.
State parks and forest and wildlife management areas are not open to bear-hunting this year after Governor Phil Murphy enacted a new law earlier this year. National park service property is not affected, so bear hunting is still allowed at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
Here is the full story from the New Jersey Herald.