The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is investigating the deaths of 4 young black bears near the Ryerson Middle School in Ringwood. The bodies of the bears were found together this past Sunday Evening. All of them were shot. New Jersey plans to reinstate a six day bear hunt next month. Shooting bears before the hunt is illegal. Some residents are saying this was a "cruel and senseless act." State DEP officials would not release any more information about the discovery of the dead bears or their investigation.
Source: The Bergan County Record