In my opinion the polititians are doing what most polititians do which is ignore the problem, talk about what the "majority" wants to hear about, and wait till their term is over so someone else can address the issue, and oh ya LIE LIKE HELL. I think it will come down to someone getting seriously hurt or even die in order to get a hunt to happen here in Jersey.Its just amazing to me that the polititians EGO's are that big to stand in the way of proven facts of the bear hunt. Ridiculous.
I think the best place to relocate them is to Ringwood and Wanaque WMA's ....right across the state line from New York State. Kind of like a bear restocking progam.when they "Relocate" a "Problem" bear, Why would they do so in North Jersey.
[eek]Statewide, the number of serious bear-related incidents continues to grow. The monthly report for the period of April 21 to May 20, showed the state's black bear unit received 42 category I calls (those rated serious) compared to 33 such calls in 2008. Overall, the number of bear-related calls grew from 307 calls for the same period last year 2008 to 396 this year.