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Black Bear Publications and Materials


The following table describes the information and materials available to the public:

Title Description On-line Mail
Living with New Jersey Black Bears" DVD 60-minute video on the biology, habits and management of black bears and steps to take to better coexist with black bears. Also contains a 15-minute segment devoted solely to the management of black bears in New Jersey. Yes - see linked page Yes
Know the Bear Facts
(pdf, 1.0mb)
A brochure developed for those living, camping, hiking or fishing in bear country. Includes bear facts, how to minimize the likelihood of conflict and what to do if you encounter a bear. Yes
(pdf, 300kb)
Sabe Los Hechos Sobre Ochos
(pdf, 285kb)
Spanish version of above brochure. Yes
(pdf, 285kb)
Know the Bear Facts for Kids
(pdf, 780kb)
An activity and information guide which includes what to do if kids encounter a bear. Yes
(pdf, 780kb)
Be Bear Aware Poster
(pdf, 99kb)
Poster on being a good neighbor in bear country Yes
(pdf, 99kb)
Bear Necessities of Safety A coloring book produced in cooperation with Sussex County's 4-H Lions, Tigers and Bears Oh My! Club. Yes No
Garbage Guidelines A flyer distributed to residents of "bear country" with tips on how to manage their garbage. Yes No
Black Bear Sighting/Incident Report Form
(pdf, 35kb)
Tell our biologists about any bears that you have seen. Please complete form, print and submit. Yes
(pdf, 97kb)
Black Bears in New Jersey A "slide show" about black bears in the Garden State. Yes No
An Evaluation of Black Bear Management Options
(pdf, 1.0mb)
A Northeast Black Bear Technical Committee booklet explaining the rationale behind black bear management decisions and the utility of various management options, including those used by the Division of Fish and Wildlife. Yes
(pdf, 1.0mb)

On-line brochures are in black & white to avoid large file size and lengthy download time.

To receive print copies of any of the available information or to receive bulk quantities of the available materials, please contact Michelle Smith at 609-259-6961 or

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