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17 black bears bagged on third day of NJ hunt

Thursday, December 08, 2011

New Jersey's six-day bear hunt has passed the halfway mark with 326 bruins bagged so far.

Officials believe rainy weather has kept the numbers down.

Hunters killed 17 bears on Wednesday and 52 on Tuesday. That compares to 257 during the first day of the hunt on Monday.

The state says hunters harvested 592 black bears in 2010.

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(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

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