New Jersey has too many bears. Who says? Scientific evidence about our bears and the state's 45-page Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy and the New Jersey Supreme Court's Feb. 28, 2005, bear hunt decision say it. The Fish and Game Council designated black bears as a game animal and provided a limited hunting season from 1953 through 1970. Based on data gathered during the hunting seasons, the council stopped bear hunting in 1971.
Some stories about the New Jersey bear hunt last week ignored facts. Thirty years of non-lethal methods (1971- 2000) proved one thing. A small, unharvested bear population will grow at rates approaching the exponential. There is no known bear "limiting factor" where food and cover are abundant.
Trout, ducks and bears are on the menu for New Jersey hunters this week. It starts with archery season for bears Monday, fall trout stocking on Tuesday and North Zone duck season on Saturday. There are a lot bears in the state. From Jan.1 to Sept. 20, motor vehicles hit 59, compared to 64 for the same period in 2016. "Notably, since the additional October hunt in 2016, overall bear complaints have dropped 55 percent," Larry Herrighty, director of the Fish and Wildlife Division, said.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".