The bear hunt is on. Critical to thin the population or unnecessary?

Have you ever had bear stew? With thousands of bears in New Jersey, nearly 3,000 north of Route 78 alone, it's important that we do something to control the population. Animal rights activists often claim that it's unnecessary to have a hunt and instead bears should be relocated. Relocated?!? Who's gonna pay the cost? And where would you send the bears? How far would you need to travel to ensure that the bears are not a problem for the human and pet population? The hunt is the best way to provide a balance with a growing suburban community. Why not take it to the next level and provide fresh meat for homeless shelters in our cities?

At the very least keeping the population under control is important as bears can pose a danger to people and pets.

Bill Spadea is on the air weekdays from 6 to 10 a.m., talkin’ Jersey, taking your calls at 1-800-283-1015. Tweet him @NJ1015 or @BillSpadea.

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