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Dear friends,

Though we are hopeful that the lawsuit will stop the bear hunt, we must and are moving ahead with plans to deal with the hunt itself.

Anyone interested in helping out with the "Wounded Bear Rescue Team" let me know, but please read the release first so you understand that this is not a hunt sabotage or related to that at all. We are not here to wage war, but instead seek honorably to save lives.

Stu Chaifetz
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 29, 2005
Contact: Stuart Chaifetz 856-428-2635

"Wounded Bear Rescue Team" formed to save bears shot and crippled by hunters

Phone hotline setup for reporting bears wounded during NJ hunt

On one of the last days of the NJ bear hunt in 2003, residents of a small town in Sussex County were shocked and horrified when a timid black bear that lived in the woods behind their homes was found
hiding in a tree, her blood splattered across the bark and as frozen icicles along her fur; she had been shot in the back by a hunter.

Due to the care given her by those people, this bear survived, but she will forever carry the scars of having been hit by a hunter's bullet.

"People don't realize that wounding and crippling of animals is an integral part of hunting," states Angi Metler, a member of
the "Wounded Bear Rescue Team" (WBRT). "Two surveys conducted several years ago in Canada indicated that the wounding rate for hunted bears may be between 8 and 13 percent. In New Jersey,
that could translate to between 26 and 43 bears. The reality is that
whenever there is hunting, there are going to be animals that
escape, suffer, and most often die slow deaths. This bear was
fortunate, but many others weren't then - nor will they be this
time."

Because there is no question that bears will be wounded by hunters
during the hunt from December 5-10, a special hotline will be setup
so that the next person who has a crippled bear stagger into their
backyard will be able to get help; a team of specially trained
individuals will be on call to rescue the bear and take her to a
specialist who will administer medical care.

The NJ Department of Environmental Protection threatened to arrest
those people who cared for that wounded bear in 2003. For this
reason, those who are part of the "Wounded Bear Rescue Team"
understand that they too risk arrest for simply doing the right
thing.

"I want to signal my full intent to break the DEP's regulations
against handling any wounded bear we find," states Stuart Chaifetz
of the WBRT. "When the law allows a hunter to inflict furious pain
to a bear, but denies a person the right to save that suffering
animal's life, then the higher law of compassion and mercy must be
obeyed."

The WBRT will have teams in the woods while the hunt is ongoing, but
will do nothing to interfere with hunters or perform any act of
sabotage against the hunt. Everyone participating is under these
strict guidelines, and their sole mission is to seek out wounded
bears and get them the medical care they need.

If anyone finds a wounded bear, they should call the Wounded Bear
Hotline at 856.357.7096 (This number will become active the morning
of December 5)

The Bear Education and Resource Group
P.O. Box 918
Hewitt, NJ 07421
(973) 853-BEAR
http://savenjbears.com
 

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Hunters: please carry (or program in your cell phone) the DEP F&W Law Enforcement phone number(s).

Thanks.

P.S. - Remember that it looks bad if you argue with one of these crazy people with a gun. So please... unload and put the gun away.
 

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I understand the concept, but I think they will be getting into a heep of trouble and injured.
 

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THE RECORD Tuesday December 6th:

"Members of the Wounded Bear Rescue Team (WBRT) were attacked by a bear yesterday...."

Not wishing harm on anyone, but it would not suprise me.
 

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On second thought I think I am going to organize the "Wounded Members of the Wounded Bear Rescue Team Team". (WMWBRTT). Haha.
 

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Any way you look at it it's hunter harassment. Call the CO's if you see these nuts. 973-383-0918.

BTW, if anyone sees a wounded bear, give me a call. I'll take care of it.
 

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BTW, if anyone sees a wounded bear, give me a call. I'll take care of it
Me too.
 

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They are just trying to make themselve sound legitmate. They wouldn't know what to do with an injured bear. I hope they do find one and get mauled trying to mess with it.
 

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or if you get bored in the tree, start calling them and making up locations far away from you, they'll be running all over the state. Sounds like fun to me.LOL
 

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Organize it well enough, and you have free bear drives.

"Yes this is a concerned animal lover. I saw a wounded bear on the edge of the swamp in "blank wma".....it went into the swamp. I think you should line up at least ten guys and send them into the swamp to find the wounded bear. Please, whatever you do, find that bear. Oh and make sure to enter the swamp from the east.....the wind is just right.":D
 

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hoo boy, you are right about that Dec 6th headline.

Funny how these people talk about how the hunter in PA got what he deserved when that wounded bear attacked him, but they are advocating that people give medical assistance to a wounded bear!! OMFG!!

This is the stupidest thing I have ever heard of.

Keep the DEP numbers handy, but also call the cops immedieatly if you are confronted. Tell the cop you are being harassed, and that you are carrying a weapon etc. Then just sit tight until they show up.

We as hunters CANNOT retaliate. As much as we would want to, let the police and DEP straighten it out.

Hey maybe we can start running throught the woods ahead of Stuies bird watching hikes and scare off all the birds for him.
 

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Hey maybe we can start running throught the woods ahead of Stuies bird watching hikes and scare off all the birds for him.
Or mess with his cable connection when Oprah comes on.
 

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Can you picture Stu's fat out of shape [no swearing please] running through the woods with his friggen first aid kit? Sweating and panting like a wild beast about to drop dead of a heart attack face to face with a pissed off bear just looking to put a hurt'en on some human!!! What a sight that would be!!!! This guy is going to really get someone hurt or killed with his teddy bear antics!!!!!
 

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I'm going to wound as many bears as I can!
I know you're joking (I was worried 'til i saw the pic LOL), but it's comments like that that fuel anti's and give them the ammunition they need to feed out into the general public. Joking or not we don't need to give them anymore potshots.
 
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