Although there are more hunters than bears, the hunt is capped at 20 to 30 percent of the black bear population or between 700 and 1,050 bears, Larry Hajna, a spokesperson from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), told The Dodo.
As of now, the hunt is scheduled to end 30 minutes after sunset on Saturday.
However, there is also the possibility that the hunt will be extended for a few days if the toll remains under 700, said Hajna. This has yet to be decided by the DEP.
Whenever the current hunt ends, the DEP has already approved plans to expand the hunt in 2016, including new territories and an additional season in October.