The 2005 New Jersey Black Bear Application deadline has been extended to Sunday, October 30. Please note that you may only apply via the Internet site, www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/. No paper applications are being accepted for the 2005 black bear season. If you know someone who would like to apply for a bear permit, but does not have Internet access, please remind them that free Internet access is available at any public library and many other locations. In order to apply for a black bear permit, you must select a zone in which you would like to hunt, and you may also need to register for a training seminar if you have not attended a seminar in a previous year. Registering for the required black bear training seminar, if not previously taken, is part of the online application process.