The debate on how we should handle our furry neighbors continues.

Senator Ray Lesniak believes ending New Jersey's bear hunt is the answer to our problems. Listen to his explanation why in the clip below.

Kevin Beetel, an avid hunter and friend of mine, also called to give a hunter's perspective.

One thing I can agree with Lesniak about is responsibility; homeowners should take precautions so they don't attract more animals. But sometimes you can't prevent a wild creature from wandering onto your property in search of food, and we just have too many bear to not host a yearly hunt.

Do you agree with Kevin or Ray? Tell us where you stand on the bear hunt in the poll and comments section below.

Bill Spadea is host of the Chasing News TV program. He periodically fills in for NJ 101.5 show hosts, and you can daily hear his opinion about all things New Jersey here, or by tweeting @BillSpadea.

Bill is subbing for Jim Gearhart.