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Bill aims to keep bears at bay in NJ by regulating traps, trash dumping

To outsiders, controlling the black bear population might seem an unlikely problem for the Garden State, with its concrete, asphalt and strip malls. Most residents face tie-ups on the turnpike far more often than bears in their back yards. But New Jersey lawmakers are worried about black bears, and they advanced a bill on Thursday to try to keep human food away from the animals.

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