Hundreds of bears killed in annual hunt. Murphy has vowed it will be the last

The first round of the hunt has already outpaced all of last year's, with more black bears killed in the first six days than during last year’s entire hunt

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The first round of New Jersey’s annual bear hunt wrapped this weekend with more black bears killed in the first six days than during last year’s entire hunt. If animal rights activists have their way, it will be the last. Gov. Phil Murphy campaigned on a pledge to end the controversial practice, but has yet to do it. Proponents argue the hunt is still the most effective way to control the state’s bear population. As Correspondent Joanna Gagis reports, concerns over the spread of COVID-19 from out-of-state hunters is reigniting the fight.