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Black bear that attacked Scout leader hiking with kids won’t be killed

State officials will have mercy on both parties — the man won't face any charges even though he voluntarily entered the cave while on a hiking trip with three Boy Scouts, including his son.

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Bear attacks Boy Scout leader in Rockaway; 3 Scouts unharmed

Officials say a Boy Scout leader was injured during an encounter with a bear in northern New Jersey, but three Scouts with him were unharmed.

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NJ black bears don’t hibernate: What that means for you

Once the winter sets in many people in New Jersey think they don’t have to worry about black bears because they’re all hibernating. Contrary to popular opinion, black bears don’t hibernate in the Garden State, they torpor and there’s a big difference.

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Black bears: Aggressive behavior may be passed down from adult to cub

With aggressive black bear sightings becoming more common, at least one wildlife expert believes there a possibility that this behavior can be passed down from adult bears to their cubs.

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State senator: End NJ bear hunts, target irresponsible people

Last year, 272 black bears were killed in the state’s six-day hunt. One influential lawmaker said that was 272 bears too many.

He has a plan to minimize black bear intrusions into places where people live, and he said the ultimate goal is to end the need for any future hunts...

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Black bear encounters are more likely as weather becomes warmer

As the warmer weather continues people and black bears are more likely to run into each other, especially in the northwest part of the Garden State.  

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Off-duty cop shoots bear after confrontation

A bear has had to be euthanized after a confrontation with an off-duty police officer.

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NJ’s black bear hunt begins Today

New Jersey's annual black bear hunting season will begin Dec. 8 and continue until Dec. 13. The state has held a black bear hunt every December since 2010.

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Police say black bear likely killed hiker in New Jersey

WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) -- A black bear believed to have attacked and killed a hiker over the weekend likely was looking for food and was circling the victim's body when sheriff's officers and wildlife officials killed it, officials said Monday.

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NJ bears moving south

North Jersey still has the "lion's share" of bears, but animal experts claim bear sightings are bound to become more common for residents in the central and southern portions of the state.

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