That bear attack was predictable - and predicted
By Paul Mulshine | The Star Ledger NJ.com
on September 23, 2014 at 12:45 PM
That fatal attack by a black bear in Passaic County should come as a surprise to no one.
Thanks to pressure from the anti-hunting crowd, New Jersey’s bear population has grown far beyond the capacity of our limited forests to support it.
The idea that humans are moving into bear country is nonsense. Fifty years ago, when most of those roads and houses already existed, there were almost no bears in the state. The bears moved into human country, not the other way around. And thanks to pressure from the animal activists, the state hasn't been able to schedule enough bear hunts to keep their numbers down.