New Jersey Bears Continue to Move South

New Jersey DEP Fish & Wildlife, Bear Hunting Magazine

New Jersey is receiving reported sightings of black bears further south in their state this year. Bears have now been seen in Winslow Township and Gloucester County, and as far south as Cape May and Atlantic Counties. There have been bear sightings in all 21 counties in the state.

Biologists with the New Jersey Fish & Wildlife Division stated that bears are migrating further south as their population continued to expand. New Jersey DEP has a 900-square-mile research area concentrated mostly in Sussex and Warren Counties, containing as many as 3,400 bears.

The department received 3,035 calls about black bears in 2010 from across the state.

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