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Bear hunt triggers complaints from ARAs

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December 4, 2012

FREDON TOWNSHIP, NJ (WCBS/CNN) - New Jersey's annual and controversial black bear hunt got underway Tuesday.

The six-day event is designed to control the state's black bear population. Protesters yelled and held signs to get their point across, saying the program amounts to animal cruelty. Officials say the project is working.

"It's working very well and so far, over the last three years, we've had this plan in place we have reduced bear-human encounters by about 43%."

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