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How many to close the season? What is the DEP's or F&W's 'magic number'?
 

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Answer: it depends.

It depends on the percentage of tagged bears get checked in.

So... if guys are not checking in tagged bears...then they under estimated to populaton... so keep hunting.

If guys are checking in tagged bears... then their estimation of the population is on target... so possibly stop hunting.
 

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antis will be screaming for campbell to close the season. pennsylvania's game commission said 20 to 25% of that state's bear population should be removed annually to keep their bear population stable. mchugh yesterday said 500 to 700 cubs are born annually in nj. if we are are allowed to remove 500 bears this season, it might make a dent. experts know we have more than 3,000 bears in nj.
 

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CH12 news said around 350 or close to 2003's harvest so keep hunting!
 

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