September 30, 2008
Discussion Topic: Corzine Dismisses Bear Problem, Denies Hunt
By Dave Hurteau & Chad Love
From the New Jersey Herald:
While he called it a "real and present issue," Gov. Jon Corzine said Friday there probably won't be a change in the state policy that prohibits a black bear hunt.
Corzine said the number of black bears was only a problem "if you want to call it that . . . .
A lot of the problem is perception," he said. "There are less intrusions" and most complaints are simply sightings and confined to a small part of the state.
Figures released last month, however, showed the number of serious incidents involving bears were about double this year than what they were last year.
Now that we understand that state’s black bear population is only a problem “if you want to call it that,” the question is: Do you want to call it that? And what do you want to call Gov. Corzine?