New Jersey Outdoor Alliance Supports Proposed NJ Black Bear Amendments

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New Jersey Outdoor Alliance Supports Proposed NJ Black Bear Amendments
New Jersey Outdoor Alliance
New Jersey Outdoor Alliance

TRENTON, NJ –-( NJOA has worked with stakeholders to advance science-based management of black bear in New Jersey.

The new NJ DEP proposal comprises amendments that address black bear management, including hunting, and the addition of additional hunting days.

According to NJ DEP, “… in October; the criterion for automatic closure of the black bear hunting season; the inclusion of archery hunting for black bear; the change of the bag limit from one to two bears; boundary changes for some Bear Management Zones (BMZ); the addition of four days after the December hunt segment if the anticipated harvest has not been met; the elimination of a lottery for black bear hunting permits; and the inclusion of the display of hunter orange if utilizing a ground blind for bear hunting concurrent with a firearm deer season.”

NJOA recommends that conservationists support the proposed amendments by attending the public hearing on the proposed Game Code:

June 2, 2015
6:30 p.m.
NJ State Museum Auditorium,
205 West State Street,
Trenton, NJ 08625


Written comments may be submitted electronically by July 17, 2015 at or

In hard copy to:
Gary Brower
ATTN: DEP Docket No._04-15-04
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Office of Legal Affairs
Mail Code 401-04L; PO Box 402
401 East State Street, 7th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402

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Anthony P. Mauro
Sr. Chairman,
New Jersey Outdoor Alliance: “We’ve got your back!”


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