Newton. Sussex County Commissioners Jill Space and Dawn Fantasia reiterated calls for for the state of New Jersey to reinstate the animal bear hunt that expired when the state’s bear management plan expired in 2021. Most of New Jersey’s bear population is located in the northwest portion of the state.

03 Oct 2022 | 04:48

Two Sussex County Commissioners on Sept. 28 called for the state government to recognize the problem bears face to county residents and resume the black bear hunt.

There has been no management since New Jersey’s Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy expired, ending the state’s annual black bear hunt....