The bear problem in northwest New Jersey is serious. The state`s bear population had fallen below 100 by 1970, when hunting of the animals ceased, but it now is estimated at up to 3,200. Complaints are widespread of bears ransacking trash bins, trying to get into houses and killing livestock. One bear swatted a 2-year-old child; another barged into a home, frightening a woman and her daughter.
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