New Jersey Hunting News

Man Cited for Shooting Bear
The Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division of Fish and Wildlife today cited a West Milford Township man for unlawfully shooting a black bear that entered his yard last week.
CWD Not Found in Wild Deer
Results from a cooperative study between the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the New Jersey Department of Agriculture indicate that Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has not been found in New Jersey's free-ranging deer populations.
Deer Harvest Fourth Best in History
According to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey sportsmen and women took an estimated 63,031 deer between September 7, 2002 and February 15, 2003. The deer season total is the fourth best in state history and a decline from the 69,970 deer taken in 2001 and the 77,444 taken in 2000.
Garden State Deer Classic Jan. 9-12
The State's most outstanding white-tailed deer from the 2001-02 hunting season will be on display at the Garden State Deer Classic to be held during the Garden State Outdoor Sportsmen's Show, January 9-12 in Raritan Center, Edison. The Deer Classic is jointly sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife, the New Jersey State Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs and the United Bowhunters of New Jersey.
Bow Dear Season Opens Oct 26
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife reminds hunters that the 2002 New Jersey permit bow season for deer will open statewide on October 26. Bag limit and season length varies by zone. Hunting hours are ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset.
Deer and Elk Importation Banned
Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bradley Campbell and Division of Fish and Wildlife Director Bob McDowell have announced an emergency measure to prohibit the importation of deer and elk into New Jersey. The restriction is effective immediately and serves as a precautionary step to prohibit the spread of chronic wasting disease into the State's wild and captive herds of animals belonging to the deer family.
Hunters Charged in Shooting Incident
The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife filed charges last week in the December 4, 2001 incident that occurred in Blairstown, Warren County in which a 16-month-old girl was injured by flying glass when a vehicle she was a passenger in was struck by a single buckshot pellet. Three individuals were charged with the following violations: negligent discharge, careless discharge and damage to property. In addition, the violators' hunting privileges were suspended.