Bear hunt ban on state-owned land doesn’t stop N.J. from selling 11K permits

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ROB JENNINGS / NJ.COM – There could be just as many bear hunters in the woods as in 2017, and maybe more, even though state land this time is off-limits.

The N.J. Department of Environmental Protection is offering 11,000 bear hunting permits for sale starting Sept. 10, four weeks before the hunt will begin.

Gov. Phil Murphy on Aug. 20 issued an executive order barring the hunt from state land, where just over four out of every 10 bears killed during the last eight hunts were located …

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