Friday, October 16, 2020 11:07 AM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Hunters have killed 264 bears so far during New Jersey’s latest black bear hunt. The state’s Division of Fish & Wildlife says 63 bruins were culled on Thursday, the fourth day of the hunt that concludes on Saturday. Hunters had been restricted to using archery for the first three days, but starting Thursday they were also allowed to use muzzleloading rifles. The hunt is restricted to Sussex, Warren, Passaic, Morris, Bergen, Hunterdon, Somerset and Mercer counties. Hunting is prohibited in state parks, forests and wildlife management areas. The second segment of the hunt, for firearms only, is scheduled to begin on Dec. 7.