High court won't stop start of NJ bear hunt

A group of animal rights activists gather outside the New Jersey Statehouse Friday Dec. 3, 2010, in Trenton, N.J., to protest the upcoming bear hunt. Environmental regulators insist the hunt, the state's first in five years, is needed to control a growing bear population now estimated at 3,400. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

December 4, 2010 3:03:44 PM PST
A judge on New Jersey's highest court refused on Saturday to stop a black bear hunt scheduled to begin Monday.