50 Reasons for a Black Bear Hunt in NJ

50 Reasons for a Black Bear Hunt in NJ

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TRENTON, NJ –-(Ammoland.com)- New Jersey is primed to hold its first black bear hunt in years.

Here is a short list of reasons NJ needs to hold this pro conservation bear hunt.

1. Public safety

Fatal black bear attacks in North America

Name, Age at Death, Gender

2. Ester Schwimmer, 5 months, female
3. Brent Kandra, 24, male
4. Glenda Ann Bradley, 50, female
5. Mary Beth Miller, 24, female
6. Kyle Harry, 18, male
7. Adelia Maestras Trujillo, 93, female
8. Christopher Bayduza, 31, male
9. Maurice Malenfant, 77, male
10. Merlyn Carter, 71, male
11. Harvey Robinson, 69, male
12. Jacqueline Perry, 30, female
13. Elora Petrasek, 6, female
14. Samuel Evan Ives, 11, male
15. Robin Kochorek, 31, female
16. Cecile Lavoie, 70, female
17. Donna Munson, 74, female
18. Kelly Ann Walz, 37, female
19. James Waddell, 12, male
20. Raymond Jakubauskas, 32, male;
21. Carola Frehe, 48, female
22. Sebastien Lauzier, 20, male
23. Darcy Staver, 33, female
24. Colin McClelland, 24, male
25. Sevend “Sven” Satre, 53, male
26. Raymond Kitchen, 56, male
27. Patti McConnell, 37, female
28. David Anderson, 12, male
29. Melvin Rudd, 55, male
30. Lee Randal Morris, 44, male;
31. Carol Marshall, 24, female
32. John Richardson, 31, male
33. Victoria Valdez, 4, female
34. George Halfkenny, 16, male
35. Mark Halfkenny, 12, male
36. Billy Rhindress, 15, male
37. Phyllis Tremper, 3, female
38. Robert Huckins, 18, male
39. Barbara Coates, 7, female
40. Carl Herrick, 37, male
41. Carol Ann Pomeranky, 3, female
42. Emerson Joyce, 60, male
43. Grant Taylor, 11, male
44. George Langley, 55, male,
45. James Virtue, 68, male
46. Mary Porterfield, 3, female
47. Wilie Portfield, 5, male
48. Henry Porterfield, 7, male
49. Laird, 1, ?
50. John Robinson, ?, male

\Please help prevent a fatal black bear attack in New Jersey. Help keep New Jersey’s record at zero fatalities. Support the bear hunt. A hunt is both responsible, necessary and supported by research. It’s a matter of public safety. Call the Governor at 609-292-6000 and thank him for his leadership in supporting a hunt.
(source for black bear fatalities: Wikipedia)

NJOA – The mission of New Jersey Outdoor Alliance is to serve as a grassroots coalition of outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen dedicated to environmental stewardship. We will champion the intrinsic value of natural resource conservation – including fishing, hunting and trapping, among opinion leaders and policy makers. We will support legislation, and those sponsoring legislation, that provides lasting ecological and social enrichment through sustainable use of the earths resources. Visit: www.njoutdooralliance.org

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Debbie DiPalma

This list is incomplete. I would be interested to know the number of years in which all of these deaths occurred. If, for instance, these 50 deaths occurred over 100 years, then statistically, only one person every other year is killed. If this list accounts for 50 years, then it's one person per year. I am not dismissing the deaths. It is always sad to see anyone die. However, we must look at the whole picture. Statistically, more people are killed and/or injured each year by hunting accidents: 1) November 2007: 3 people killed in the first 9 days of… Read more »

robert krawiec

Why don't the anti-hunters go to their own website and sing Koom-Bi-Yah and stay off hunting sites. Chances are anyone you talk to on Ammoland is going to be pro-gun and advocates hunting.I hope all the people who are anti-hunters are vegetarians and don't wear leather anything(shoes,gloves,belts, jackets), that way you wont be hypocrits.This is usually not the way it works out however, I love game and am proud to be a hunter. YES, there is a place for all of gods creatures, right next to the potatoes and gravy.

Danny Tate

And to Lisa or # 4 you sound like a real itelligent and mature human. And to Haus Ingles your right it is not illegal ###COMMENT POLICY VIOLATION### Try doing that and leave the animals alone!!!

Danny Tate

There are almost 200 time's as many bear's killed annually by hunters as there are people listed here ( and this list is bogus by the way). If you want to prove how tough and macho you are, may I recommend hunting the bears with nothing more than bute stregth and a hunting knife. Then I'll be impressed. You don't see them useing gun's to kill from hundred's of feet or yard's away. You use a picture of a bear getting into the trash as site pic here. I wonder what this say's about what you really think inside and… Read more »

Danny Tate

Hunting, the stalking and killing of animals, has been an American tradition most likely since the Ice Age when plant food became scarce. Today it exists as a "sport"; even when the animals' flesh is eaten, there is no excuse or justification for stalking and killing an animal in his or her habitat. Nevertheless, people not only engage in hunting but strongly defend it as their right to do so. With an arsenal of rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, handguns, bows and arrows, hunters kill more than 200 million animals yearly – crippling, orphaning, and harassing millions more. The annual death toll… Read more »

Danny Tate

According to the International Hunter Education Association, approximately 1,000 people in the US and Canada are accidentally shot by hunters every year, and just under a hundred of those accidents are fatalities. Most victims are hunters, but non-hunters are also sometimes killed or injured. Although some other forms of recreation cause more fatalities, hunting is one of the few activities that endangers the entire community, and not just the willing participants.

Ted Law

Although I am not buying into your conspiracy theory about the NJDEP secretly trying to stimulate hunters to spend money, that is just a stupid idea. I do want to say what is wrong with promotion of a sport that generates money for the local communities and solves a growing dangerous problem all at the same time. There is another word for this it is called Capitalism and it is what the USA is all about, you don't like our values you can move to north Korea I will even help you pack. Also it is not "Illegal" just because… Read more »

Haus Ingles

Yeah… but thinks of all the bears it will help kill !!!


Truth is you only need one reason to generate untrue propaganda, MONEY. There have been 0 deaths in NJ from Black Bears in the last 30 years. Bear baiting this next week by potential 7000 hunters stands to create far more hazards by food/human relationship posed (albeit illegally allowed by NJDEP).


You do realize how weak this argument is, right? Here's why… No time frame is given for how long it took for these 50 fatalities to occur. This could be over 20-years or more. Secondly, how many of these fatalities have occurred in states that allow bear hunting? Hunting season clearly did nothing to protect these people, did it? Lastly, how many fatalities due to hunting have taken place n the same time frame as it took to amass 50 fatalities caused by black bears? It is an undisputed fact that hunters kill more innocent people every year than bears… Read more »