Record 607 bears killed in New Jersey's hunt

2016-12-07 18:52
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Trenton - Hunters have killed a record 607 bears in New Jersey.

The number was reached on Tuesday when hunters bagged 18 bruins during the second day of the second part of this year's hunt. The previous record was 592 bears killed in 2010.

The firearms-only hunt, which began on Monday, followed October's six-day hunt, which was limited to bows and arrows and muzzle-loading guns. In October, hunters killed 562 bears.

The hunt is scheduled to last through Saturday, but officials say it will be suspended once the cumulative harvest rate of tagged bears reaches 30%. The season total is currently 24%.

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