Black Bear Hunt Season Update

On Wednesday, November 30, 2022, the Superior Court of New Jersey granted a stay to the black bear hunt. As a result of the Superior Court of New Jersey’s order , the black bear hunt scheduled to begin on December 5, 2022, is suspended until further notice. As the appeal of the emergency adoption authorizing the hunt is to be heard on an expedited schedule, hunters should regularly check this website for updates.

Please note that the Fish and Wildlife website is experiencing temporary technical issues that will be resolved as quickly as possible.