One of my Sgt,'s lives in Vernon and he says I can shoot one of the bears in his back yard. I believe he sees like 7 different ones on a regular basis. He borders 50 acres that no one hunts and the Walkill Wildlife Refuge.
back in 2001, an officer who I work with also lives in Vernon, and had numerous bears in his yard. He told me, you need to get them for me. So he came in with the pictures of them, I would say the smallest was 200lbs. the biggest over 400lbs. he would bait for me everyday, then the season was stopped by GOV. WHITMAN
Not that big. I think it was about 150 dressed out. He got it in the Wildlife Refuge. There was a small sign that said there was no bear hunting but the didn't advertise. He turned himself in when he realized after someone told him. He wasn't the only one that did that. They understood and were good since it was partially the USFWS fault.
Yeah on the 1st day of the 2003 season, and 1/2 of the 2nd day all FEDERAL LANDS had a ban on the bear hunt, it was lifted on that Tuesday at 12pm or so. brownstones, buckfever and me had the same bear walk within range of us on the 1st day, and nothing we could do