The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is reminding interested hunters that the sale of unclaimed and leftover black bear hunting permits for the 2013 season (December 9-14) has begun. Permits can be purchased at any license agent or online; those purchasing permits online will have them mailed and need to allow 7-10 business days for delivery.
A current 2013 Firearm or All-around Sportsman license is required to obtain a permit. There is a $2.00 fee for each permit, and hunters are limited to two permits for the season. The season bag limit is one black bear regardless of whether a hunter has a permit for another area.
Permits for all four Bear Hunting Areas are currently available; exact numbers of available permits can be viewed at http://www.nj.wildlifelicense.com/ALS/unit_report.php ; that page is updated in real time with remaining permits as the sale continues.
For information on the NJ black bear hunting season visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/bearseason_info.htm on the Division’s website.
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