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Bucksnbows last won the day on October 12 2018

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About Bucksnbows

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  • Birthday 05/15/1965

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    Morris County, New Jersey
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    Co-owner of a river channel restoration and pond construction firm out of Bozeman, MT, Fly fishing (part time as head guide for Shannon's Fly Shop in Califon, NJ), bow and gun hunting, wild bird hunting over pointing dogs.

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  1. Bucksnbows

    Hunting Shows You Hate

    I guess I'm the only one brave enough to say I watch most. Don't like all, but with 3 channels, there is always some decent hunting and fishing on at any given time. You can learn a lot, even from some of the TV shows, if you are observant enough. The American Sportsman was the ultimate classic show from back in the day.
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    New member

    The plan with that dam is to saw cut notches on both sides. That may or may not suffice for American Shad passage, but it will help lower temps in the current upstream impoundment. Welcome to the site, Asbury. I’m one of the ones removing dams and restoring trout streams. I know that area well from my work. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Ice fishing

    Pretty much all of north Jersey has safe ice. With some exceptions, but we’re in great shape up here. Budd Lake had 5” before the storms and we didn’t see the high temps other parts of the state saw before the recent plummeting temps that are only thickening the ice now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    how old is this buck?

    3 1/2 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Bucksnbows

    Start Your Vehicles ASAP

    Still below zero here. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. That sucks, because more and more they are the only game in town. It amazes me how quickly they have cornered the tire market where I live.
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    Priceless, guess she didn’t see this coming LOL

    You're starting to sound like a 5th grader. Seriously. Trump owns his own jet. He doesn't fly commercial for any reason now or when he leaves office in 6 more years.
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    Priceless, guess she didn’t see this coming LOL

    Yes, and Trump was originally up around $39 billion when he was running if I recall. But according to our token liberal, that isn't compromise.
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    Priceless, guess she didn’t see this coming LOL

    Don't know where to start. The border wall was and remains a big issue for many, and to say Trump has not negotiated is naive to say the least. He's gone from "concrete wall" to words like "barrier" and "steel slats" in a way to soften the language of the word "wall" whcih gets liberal panites in a bunch. Trump has a great end move if he is smart enough to take it. He should call out Pelosi and Schumer and demand a bill to fund the removal of the more than 600 miles of existing wall if walls are so immoral. Make the Dems own 100% of all our nation's border security concerns and force them to back up what they keep saying about it being immoral even though every one of them voted for wall funding in the past. The Senate wouldn't be able to pass that bill and Trump would veto it with no chance of override, but he will have tied the Dems' feet to the anchor at that point. It remains a winning issue for him, whereas I'm not sure it is for Dems.
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    Priceless, guess she didn’t see this coming LOL

    What you and the rest of the left don't realize is that we all know it takes two sides to negotiate and if one side continues to dodge negotiations meetings, they will look bad in the eyes of the voters, regardless of which party. No, Trump did cancel her flight, he did not delay it. In fact, he ordered ALL Congressional flights done by US military aircraft cancelled until further notice. Nancy is free to fly commercial and Trump said so. Schumer and Pelosi have about as much political savvy as one of my old boots. Who took the direct shot for the last shutdown? In case you don't recall, it was Chucky Schumer.
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    One of my hunts airing tonight

    Too bad Cablevision doesn't carry that channel. Did you find it odd with the film crew there with you? I did Trout Unlimited's On The Rise show a bunch of years ago and it was weird. The host would cast while you watched until he caught a fish, then it was your turn and so on. Much of the video they used was supposed to be after we wrapped the show which was also strange to me, but I had begun fishing as they wrapped up and I was bending the rod nearly every cast. Didn't realize they had begun to film again. More of that video made the show than the several hours we stood in the Musky "filming".
  12. Bucksnbows

    Division looking for new Director

    Here is the job posting: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection ANTICIPATED NOTICE OF VACANCY UNCLASSIFIED APPOINTMENT Posting Number: NHRDFW-2019-08 _________________________________________________________________ ( ) DIVISION/PROGRAM ( ) DEPARTMENT ( ) STATEWIDE (X) NATIONWIDE TITLE: Director, Division of Fish and Wildlife SALARY: (M38) $96,322.28 - $134,846.68 OPENING DATE: January 10, 2019 CLOSING DATE: January 25, 2019 EXISTING VACANCIES: One (1) WORKWEEK: NL (35-hour) Workweek PROGRAM/LOCATION: DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Natural and Historic Resources Program Division of Fish and Wildlife 501 East State Street, 3rd Floor Trenton, New Jersey 08625 DESCRIPTION: The Director of the Division of Fish and Wildlife is appointed by the New Jersey Fish and Game Council subject to the approval of the Governor. Under the general direction of the Commissioner, Department of Environmental Protection, is responsible for the Division of Fish and Wildlife consisting of the Bureau of Law Enforcement, Bureau of Wildlife Management, Bureau of Freshwater Fisheries, Bureau of Marine Fisheries and Bureau of Shellfisheries Management programs. Responsibilities include: development and implementation of policy and programs and development of regulations related to the management of the Division's programs. Supervises the Program which may include one Deputy Division Director, Administrator of Marine Fisheries, Bureau Chiefs, one section head, a staff with expertise in accounting, law, federal aid, planning, economics and statistics, and employees including professional biologists, conservation officers, conservation educators, technicians, clerical, maintenance workers, and volunteers, trained deputy conservation officers and hunter education volunteer instructors; does related work as required. SPECIFIC TO THE POSITION: The candidate selected will be responsible for the protection, management and administration of 350,000+ acres of Wildlife Management Areas, fisheries administration, educational opportunities and the numerous professional staff assigned to the Division of Fish and Wildlife. Responsibilities include the development and implementation of policy, programs, regulations, and management of a $40 million operating budget. Serves as the Executive Advisor to the Assistant Commissioner, Natural and Historic Resources and the Commissioner, Department of Environmental Protection on all fisheries and wildlife scientific and management matters. Serves as an Executive Officer to the Fish and Game Council, Marine Fisheries Council, Shellfisheries Council and the Non-Game Committee. Represents the Division and the Department at numerous inter- and intra-state meetings and conferences. PREFERRED SKILL SET: The individual selected must have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to administer statewide fisheries and wildlife management programs. Familiarity with management planning for both wildlife and fisheries. Ability to effectively communicate with the public and sportsmen groups. REQUIREMENTS: EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree. NOTE: All college degrees (both U.S. and non-U.S.) and/or transcripts from a college or university must already be evaluated for accreditation by the closing date of the posting. Failure to comply will this requirement may result in ineligibility. EXPERIENCE: Ten (10) years of experience in development of fisheries or wildlife management programs, five (5) years of which shall have been in a supervisory and/or managerial capacity. A Master's degree in Fisheries, Wildlife Management, or other related field, may be substituted for one (1) year of non-managerial experience. LICENSE: Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position. RESIDENCY: All persons newly hired on or after September 1, 2011 have one year from the date of employment to establish, and then maintain principal residence in the State of New Jersey subject to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L.2011, Chapter 70), also known as the “New Jersey First Act”. AUTHORIZATION TO WORK: Selected candidates must be authorized to work in the United States per the Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Regulations. NOTE: The State of New Jersey does not provide sponsorship for citizenship to the United States. NOTE: Interviews will be granted solely based on the cover letter, resume, and credentials submitted in response to this notice. Applicants may be required to provide a copy of their transcripts at time of interview. Please include the posting number in the subject of the e-mail when submitting your credentials. NOTE: If you have established Veteran’s Preference with the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, please submit proof of this along with your resume. SCOPE OF ELIGIBILITY: Open to individuals who meet the above listed requirements. SUBMIT LETTER OF INTEREST, RESUME AND E-MAIL ADDRESS BY 4:00 PM ON THE CLOSING DATE TO: Nancy Fury Assistant Commissioner’s Office Natural and Historic Resources PO Box 420; Mail Code 501-03 Trenton, NJ 08625-0420 E-mail Address: [email protected] Fax Number (609) 984-1414 POSTING AUTHORIZED BY: Phiroza Stoneback, Manager Division of Human Resources
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    Priceless, guess she didn’t see this coming LOL

    She didn't "cancel" the State of the Union, she merely suggested Trump delay it. The US Constitution does not spell out when and where it is to be held and Congress has been host out of tradition, but Trump can just as easily get his 1 hour on national TV from the Oval Office where the Democrats' boos and hisses will not be heard by the public. That's a bad thing for Dems. Pelosi is great at rallying her troops and getting Democratic votes on the floor of the House, but she's no rocket scientist in any way. She's overmatched against Trump when it comes to deal making.
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    Division looking for new Director

    I should add that the Governor does have to approve of the hire, but he doesn't make the decision on the candidate.
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    Division looking for new Director

    The NJ Governor has ZERO input into the new Director. I write a lot about the Division and our Fish & Game Council because it is very apparent from this site and others that very, very few hunters and anglers understand our system. A nationwide search is out for resumes for a new Director. There is a list of minimum qualifications that must be met. Any resumes that don't meet those qualifications are not considered. Any that do are given to a committee from F&G Council and decisions are made on who gets offers for first interviews. Any second interview will be in person (first can be phone or Skype if they live far away and can't make it time-wise). A final candidate will be recommended to the full Council to vote on. It is not a job appointed by the Governor. Yet he or she will have a cabinet level job, which is what is so unique about our system.