From The Star-Ledger:

_The New Jersey Fish and Game Council today is expected to introduce a policy calling for the state’s first bear hunt in five years due to a surge in the state’s black bear population and a corresponding increase in complaints.

_The hunt, to be held during six days in December, is one facet of a bear management plan that highlights how much the population has grown and how non-lethal control techniques championed by former Gov. Jon Corzine have failed to stem bear-human interactions.

The move comes with the support of Gov. Chris Christie, who had vowed to end his predecessor’s ban on bear hunts.