Body of bear with Pedals’ markings taken to weigh station by hunter, wildlife officials say, in New Jersey’s first sanctioned bow and arrow hunt in decades

Pedals, a famed black bear who wandered around New Jersey on two legs like a human, appears to have been killed in the state’s first sanctioned bow and arrow hunt in four decades.

Wildlife officials said the body of a 333lb bear with Pedals’ markings and known paw injuries was taken to a weigh station by a hunter near Rockaway in New Jersey’s rural north. Anti-hunt activists said they were certain that Pedals was one of the 562 bears shot by bows and muzzle-loading guns in the six-day hunt, the first of its kind in more than 40 years.

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Source: Guardian Environment