After reams of scientific reports, policy debates and even a Supreme Court case, New Jersey last year created a comprehensive policy to deal with the state`s growing bear population. A hunt was included along with a number of other strategies to reduce the bear overpopulation and minimize close bear encounters of the worst kind with humans, livestock, pets and property. All that work apparently wasn`t good enough for the papa bear of state government. Gov. Jon Corzine is aiming to put the policy into hibernation, killing the chances of a hunt in December.
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