The NJ Herald reported earlier this week ... OCTOBER BLACK BEAR SEASON is underway in NJ
This has been a decades old debate that is becoming more serious in recent years due to the confusion between loss of habitat and a population of animals that have less and less area to live !
AND its a HUGE money maker for the state!
In an ANTI - Hunting post to Facebook by the advocacy group simply " BEAR Group" said this morning
..." Today is Day Three of Governor Murphy’s EXTREME Bear Hunt.
Day One: 94 INNOCENT Bears KILLED.
Day Two: 58 INNOCENT Bears KILLED.
152 INNOCENT Bears KILLED in two days of Governor MURPHY’s EXTREME Bear hunt.
Our Bears will be BRUTALLY KILLED again with RAZOR SHARP arrows. The pain and EXTREME suffering our bears will endure for a hunters’ TROPHY. Please ... BOMBARD the Governor’s office today with calls... 609-292-6000. Tweet the Governor: @GOVMURPHY#SAVENJBEARS. Demand the Governor SHUT DOWN the Bear hunt Now!!! He can issue an Executive Order and STOP the Massacre of our Bears. The Governor has ALL THE POWER!!! Thank you for helping our Bears.
Entire families were KILLED during hunting parties of 7 hunters. Horrific CRUELTY! Please ... bombard the Governor’s office today with calls... 609-292-6000. Tweet the Governor: @GOVMURPHY#SAVENJBEARS. Invite the Governor to come to the Whittingham Weigh in Station in Fredon,NJ and see the SLAUGHTER of our innocent Bears and their families."
Here is a link to their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SaveNJBears/