- Associated Press - Friday, December 4, 2015

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey’s weeklong black bear hunt will start as scheduled on Monday morning after a last-minute legal challenge was turned aside.

The state Supreme Court on Friday refused to grant an emergency stay requested by a humane group opposed to the hunt.

The League of Humane Voters in New Jersey wants to stop the hunt while it prepares to file a lawsuit challenging the state’s bear management policy that became law last month.

The court says that the matter isn’t a genuine emergency and the league didn’t show that it would succeed on the merits of the issue presented.

State wildlife officials tout the annual hunt as an important part of their bear management plan, saying it’s needed to control the population and help protect the environment.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide