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BigOutdoors
12-05-2010, 07:55 AM
IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Dec. 3, 2010

Contact: Lawrence Ragonese (609) 433-0534
Lawrence Hajna (609) 984-1795

MEDIA ADVISORY
***Monday, Dec. 6***


FIRST DAY OF BEAR HUNT

TRENTON - On Monday, Dec. 6, the Department of Environmental Protection and its Division of Fish and Wildlife will begin a six-day bear hunt, to run through Saturday, Dec 11.

DEP and its Division of Fish and Wildlife officials will be available to provide information at the bear hunt media center to be located at the Pequest Wildlife Management Area in Oxford, Warren County, starting at 7:30 a.m. on Monday.

There will be press updates with any available hunt information at 12 noon and 5 p.m. at Pequest. Information on the numbers of bears harvested will be posted Monday evening, sometime after the check stations close at 7 p.m. at www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/ (http://www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/). On subsequent days, that posting will occur by 8 a.m. the next morning.

Hunt hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset. Check station hours are 12 noon to 7 p.m.

Information about New Jersey's black bear hunting season and answers to frequently asked questions regarding black bear hunting regulations are posted at: http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/bearfaq10.htm

Information on the hunting zones can be found at: www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/news/2010/bearseason10.htm (http://www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/news/2010/bearseason10.htm)

The Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy is available at: www.njfishandwildlife.com/bearfacts.htm (http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/bearfacts.htm).

Pequest Wildlife Management Area is located at 605 Pequest Road (main entrance on Rt. 46), Oxford, NJ. 07863. Directions can be found at: www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/peqdirct.htm (http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/peqdirct.htm)