Time to stop the bear hunt …

That is just my gut feeling ..

Almost 400 bears have been killed already; that to me seems like a suitable number.

I admit to not understanding the motivation of those who hunt. Just, what is the thrill of killing animals? I know this is a rural/urban type of thing. I grew up in Union City in Hudson County where I knew no one who hunted.  I imagine those who grew up in Morris County may think differently.

I saw a bear a few months ago while jogging in Roxbury on Emmans Road. It was kind of exciting to see one; As I approached, he just ran off into the woods.

Perhaps a hunter will tell me and others why they enjoy it.


About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

6 Responses to Time to stop the bear hunt …

  1. a-haj says:

    Thrill out of killing, you have got to be kidding! People have been supplementing their diets with wild game in this country since it was founded. In the last 50 years people started getting food from plastic containers and have lost touch with where their food comes from. But instead of realizing they are reliant on the machine for their very survival, they complain about the people who have not forgotten.

  2. chubbypaul says:

    What would Obama do Freddy?

  3. Patsy from 23rd Street says:

    Liar, liar, pants on fire. Back in the day, you did go hunting. You, me and the rest of the crew would cruise up and down Kennedy Blvd. hunting for scank girls to pick up.

  4. Patsy from 23rd Street says:

    P.S. our fifth grade teachers name was Mr. Baer.

  5. Robert says:

    Why do people hunt? For the same reason they rape, kill children, attack older people–they are pathetic cowards who think that harming those who cannot defend themselves will make them feel like men. They are sub-humans.

  6. FRAN says:

    hunting to me means being with friends and family, enjoying being outside of the house and not watching TV or doing something useless on the internet. Also being away from cell phones and cars and just the bustle of everyday life. so don’t call me sub human when you probably eat meat everyday. also if some peoples income isn’t that high, harvesting a deer and eating the meat will run you about 100 dollars for 50-60 pounds of meat, that’s pretty cheap. so just because you don’t hunt doesn’t make you the “better person”, it just means you’d rather not and that’s your decision. And comparing us to murders and “people who attack older people” is just ridiculous and you should know that because you have no reason to assume that. hunting rules and all you people whining is not helping your cause

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