NJ BEAR Group Wastes Tax Payer Money To Promote Anti-Hunting Agenda

NJ BEAR Group Wastes Tax Payer Money To Promote Anti-Hunting Agenda
BEAR is short for Bear Education and Resource Group..

Bear Education and Resource Group who's website if filled with pictures of warm fuzzy bears continues to endanger NJ residents with misleading advice on the growing black bear population.
Bear Education and Resource Group who's website if filled with pictures of warm fuzzy bears continues to endanger NJ residents with misleading advice on the growing black bear population.

Trenton, NJ – -(AmmoLand.com)- Anti hunting minority interest group Bear Education and Resource Group ( BEAR )  is suing the New Jersey Fish and Game Council, two days after the council voted to authorize the state's first black bear hunt in five years.

BEAR claims to be a community-based, non-profit, educational organization, established in 2001 to “provide factual information to the public about black bears”, that is anti hunting speak for disseminate false information to get their way.  As is typical for these types of fringe groups they are completely against science based wildlife management, like that practiced by the NJ Fish & Game managers, and are in favor of letting the bears “manage themselves”.

They advocate measures to avoid human-bear conflicts, to provide advice regarding specific black bear situations, and to oppose the hunting of black bears, the primary bear management tool used throughout the USA. Apparently NJ bears are different and this time-tested technique will not work in New Jersey.

They also believe that the bear problem can be solved through the exclusive use of bear resistant garbage cans.  This is not just funny but insulting. Anyone who lives in bear country knows that bears can tear open cars and buildings if they want what is inside.

They also are demanding that enforcement of NJ trash laws be handled by NJ Fish and Game officers.  Isn't enforcement of trash laws the responsibilities of local police and municipalities?

BEAR recommends you protect yourself from bears with water guns & umbrellas ..!!?
BEAR recommends you protect yourself from bears with water guns & umbrellas ..!!?

But it gets worse:
In a paper released by Bear Education and Resource Group entailed What do I do if I see a bear? They list the following things as the recommended tools to scare bears away:

  • Supersoakers
  • Water guns
  • Air horns
  • Rocks
  • Pepper spray
  • Pop-open umbrellas

We are not making this up!!?

It gets even worse. When answering the question: Do black bears pose any danger to me or my children? they say “that black bears are not aggressive”.  That is just wrong and BEAR clearly has no regard for the well being of our children or humans in general and are willing to put people at risk to promote their twisted agenda.

Among their other deceitful tricks is they have been asking all their supporters to vote in a poll on NJ bears to load the vote in their favor.

Fortunately they have no problem exposing their real agenda which is “promote tolerance of our bear neighbors, and foster peaceful coexistence between bears and people”

This is he same logic that they are now using to justify suing the NJDEP for voting to manage bears correctly through sound wildlife management techniques.

But New Jersey residents are much smarter and have more common sense than the Bear Education and Resource Group gives you credit for.  Read their info for fun but do not be foolish enough to follow it or risk your life and those of your children.

Be safe and support science based management of all wildlife and the environment.  Do not be swayed by the pictures of cuddly bears or the wish full thinking of feel good wildlife management.

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Yosemite Sam
Yosemite Sam
5 years ago

Large firecrackers, i.e. dynamite, are much more effective against nuisance bears.

Lisa O'Neill
Lisa O'Neill
10 years ago

Small firecrackers are VERY effective in scaring away bears.