NorthJersey.com: Will 2010 be year of the bear…hunt?
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The state might see its first bear hunt season since 2005 if New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Acting Commissioner Bob Martin approves an updated black bear management policy that will call for a hunting season. The proposed policy will face a vote by the Fish and Game Council and then require approval by Acting Commissioner Martin, newly appointed by Gov. Chris Christie, before it can take effect. Former Gov. John Corzine was committed to non-lethal bear management. But with Christie now in office, the likelihood of a bear hunting season is high.