2 bear hunt opponents ticketed after bear freed from trap

VERNON, N.J. (AP) — State officials have ticketed two bear hunt opponents with freeing a young bear from a trap in New Jersey.

The BEAR Group released a short video on its Facebook page on which it says a cub can be heard crying out for its mother.

The group’s lawyer, Doris Lin, tells The Star-Ledger of Newark the pair were documenting what was happening, as was a third person who was not charged. Lin would not comment on whether they were involved in the rescue.

The state placed two culvert traps at a condominium complex in Vernon after two residents reported being charged at by a bear two weeks ago. The state says the freed bear was younger and is not believed to have been involved in that incident.

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Information from: The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger, http://www.nj.com

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