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Black Bear Reports
From a national perspective, APLNJ's recently published report examines how state game agencies use black bear hunt-lotteries as hunter recruitment tools. Read it here.
Major Report: Baiting the Black Bear
The hunting of black bear (Ursus americanus) and white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) over bait is an overlooked yet critical component of New Jersey’s black bear management program. Baiting for deer or bear changes the behavior of bears and leads to food conditioning and habituation to humans. Artificial feeding contributes to potential conflicts and property damage, alterations in bear behavior and foraging habits, increased or sustained reproductive rate, physical size, distribution, and numbers. Baiting has significant negative impacts on a wide range of non-target species, and contributes to forest degeneration, predation on ground-nesting birds, the spread of disease and invasive plants, increased illegal activity, and increased automobile-deer collisions. Read biologist Tom Eveland's literature review here: Baiting the Black Bear
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Bear Protection Whispers
The Institute for Cooperative BioBalance provided the Bear Protection Whispers to help save bears. Please repeat daily starting one week before and continuing through each day of the bear hunt.
Breathe, touch a tree, and open your heart to BEAR energy.
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