Reminder: We Are Living in Bear Country
Posted: April 10, 2006
We are experiencing a number of bear sightings in the Shongum area. Residents are urged not to feed bears and to “bear-proof” their surroundings to minimize potential conflicts with bears. Feeding bears—whether intentional or unintentional—invites trouble.
If a bear should act aggressive in any way, retreat to a safe distance and immediately call the police. To report a nuisance bear or for assistance, contact the Wildlife Control Unit at 908.735.8793.
Want more information about how to be bear aware? The New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife provides a useful repository of informational materials about living in “bear country.”
If you are planning to walk in the woods, please keep these recent bear sightings in mind.