Update: New Jersey Governor Plans to Block Bear Hunt

Last week, we ran a story reporting that New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine may be purposely delaying the routine reauthorization of state game laws in order to block the 2006 black bear season. Now it's beyond speculation, as Corzine's handlers say the governor expects his actions to trigger lawsuits from sporting groups. And they will. The Sportsmen's Legal Defense Fund (an arm of the USSA) is already mulling over its legal options for protecting the Garden State's hard-won bear hunt.

Here we go again.