We know these are wild animals, but we just can resist saying, “AWWWW, we want to cuddle one!” Now, with that out of the way…here is the story.
The Department of Environmental Protection is monitoring the bear population in NJ with help from East Stroudsberg University students and volunteers. These photos were taken in Vernon Township, NJ.
The bear population in NJ has long been a bone of contention between animal rights groups and hunters.
The state has opened up bear hunting to reduce the population as we encroach on the bears natural habitat.
Here is a picture of a DEP worker placing a tracking collar on a Mama bear.
And finally…Connect with Us on Social Media: