No bears were I hunt, zone 10 flemington area. I did talk to a park ranger and he say that they had two bear incidents in that area. I hope they stay up North, I hate to see my feeders get messed up[cool]
Nope no bears yet. I"m hunting Mendham now not far from the black river bear. I'm in zone 9. When I go to zone 6 I'm sure I'll see bear up there,Even though I hav'nt seen one yet while hunting in the 6 years I've been up there. Everyone else has but me. I'm sure I will this year though, I'm going in deeper where I see alot more buck action. Can't wait till Oct 1.
The one I saw 2 weeks ago was jet black. Looked to be 150 - 200lbs. He was only there for a few seconds. When he saw my truck he turned and bolted.
Yesterday's bear was a little bigger, I'm guessing 250 - 3000lbs. This one wasn't so black. More like a brownish black. Long legs too. It walked accross the road like it couldn't care less about any traffic, nice and slow. A car in front of me had to stop and let it pass. I had to stop behind the car and there was a UPS truck behind me that stopped and watched the bear for a while. The bear was at most 40 feet away from me.