For years animal rights extremists have been telling the public that there has never been a human fatality caused by a black bear in New Jersey.
This was a specious claim with the intention of fooling the public into thinking that black bears never attack humans.
In fact, as has been reported by New Jersey Outdoor Alliance ( NJOA ) in the past, there have been approximately 60 human fatalities caused by black bears in North America during the last 100 years.
Today, in the face of a fatality caused by a black bear in New Jersey, animal extremists continue to avoid meaningful steps to ensure public safety by distorting facts and disguising the true nature of a challenge that faces us: responsibly managing the safe keeping of both humans and black bears.
In short, if population growth of both humans and/or black bears is the crux of the problem, then addressing population growth/territory expansion must be part of the solution. Given that human population growth and land development are not something New Jerseyeans are ready to sacrifice, then controlling the population/territory of black bears by using science-based game management methods (managed hunting) is a meaningful solution.