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Warren County resident charged for allegedly killing black bear

MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A Warren County resident has been charged with several hunting violations stemming from the shooting and killing of a black bear earlier this month, according to a NJ Department of Environmental Protection spokesperson.

A New Jersey Conservation Police Officer responded to a Mansfield Township home on Monday, June 6 after someone reported hearing what was described as a “loud shot,” seeing a black bear enter their yard, make some noises and fall over, spokesperson said.

Upon arriving at the residence, the officer found the bear dead and tracked the animal’s path to another home nearby, spokesperson said.

The owner of the home to where the bear was tracked has been charged with taking a black bear during a closed season, use of illegal projectiles while hunting black bears, hunting/taking a black bear in a manner other than prescribed by code, and possessing a loaded firearm while within 450 feet of any occupied building in the state or any school playground.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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