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December 5, 2016

Today starts the second segment of New Jersey’s bear-hunting season, a six-day hunt. The hunt will be halted when the requisite 30 percent of the estimated number of bears tagged this year are killed. This is the first time the controversial bear hunt has been held in two segments; the first part was held in October. Some environmentalists complain that the bear hunts don’t really work and that they destroy habitats. They fear the entire population of bears may be killed off, rather than managed. This week will be pretty busy in the woods. The firearm deer-hunting season will be held concurrently with bear-hunting season. And there are overlapping seasons for bow hunting and for hunting deer with other guns as well as hunting for some birds.

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