N.J. bear hunt nets 241 kills by Saturday night

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MICHAEL IZZO and MATT KADOSH / NORTHJERSEY.COM – Hunters had killed 52 bears by 10:30 p.m. Saturday night, bringing the total number of bears harvested as of the sixth day of New Jersey’s bear hunt to 241, a Fish and Wildlife spokesman said.

While the figures marked a significant decrease from the 562 killed during last year’s hunt, an animal rights activist told a reporter the numbers don’t matter.

“The senseless slaughter of young cubs and yearlings and moms for trophies, mounts and rugs,” said Angi Metler, director of the Bear Education and Resource Group. “That’s what this hunt is about. Don’t kid yourself. It’s not about numbers.” …

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