APLNJ is the only statewide organization addressing difficult issues and we need your voice! Click to take action on matters that affect animals here in New Jersey. Join us in defending our wildlife. Entrenched self-interests, and a corrupt system, will not go lightly. With an inevitable change in leadership in Trenton, join us in obtaining reform.
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From a national perspective, APLNJ's published report examines how state game agencies use black bear hunt-lotteries as hunter recruitment tools. Read it here.
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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