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  1. PR money is put into the federal wildlife restoration account and those taxes are appropriated to each state based on the number of license holders, the size of the state, and some other odds and ends thrown into a formula. Some states receive more, some states receive less, and then there are minimal states, which means that states receive a minimum amount of funding. NJ is a minimal state meaning it doesn't fit crtieria based on license holders, area, etc. to be apportioned more than the minimal. So we receive the minimal amount of DJ and PR dollars annually. This is why it's important collectively hunters and anglers nationwide purchase stuff. Hunter ed loosely speaking is funded through PR money, hence why it is free in all states. PR money helps support many wildlife-related programs, maintenance of the ranges, and helps support many wildlife-related grant funded activities in states where states use hunter/angler money as match to be awarded grant money. Frankly most states wouldn't have near the programs they have without PR money and HA money available as match to receive PR money. That's the in a nutshell version.
  2. Sad to see indeed. Lived in AR a few years, about a mile as crow flies from the Arkansas River at one point... lot of places I hiked, hunted, fished, all photos I see are just tree tops.
  3. This has been in the works over the past couple years; it's not really that new. The feds having been working with states to actually omit a lot of their regulations where there are basically duplicates within many states, in attempt to make things less cumbersome for hunters and anglers. I think last year they opened up like a quarter million acres of new access too and already had that public comment period. I think 3 of our 5 refuges were included in on that.
  4. Learning for all? I'm very well versed in the laws, thanks. And.....that law is related to actions during legal. hunting. hours. Getting situated prior to legal. hunting. hours. is not at all the same as stalking during legal. hunting. hours. Seriously dude, just think and say it out loud and put some logical reason behind it. Think about why the law is worded the way it is. Do you think it is to be so purposefully subjective and vague for hunters? Or have you even considered the possibility is it to the help CO's identify violations that more solidly convictable with evidence a violation has occurred or not? Do you honestly, truly believe a CO is going to come running through the woods yelling stalking at you for being too close to a bird on the roost prior to legal shooting time? Do you honestly think that case would hold up in front of a judge if he said well I saw him sitting too close to the base of a tree, he moved to get closer to it prior to legal shooting time, and a turkey ended up being 20 yards away. With 0 evidence of him legally doing anything that would constitute stalking or any other hunting violation as it relates to legal hunting hours (didn't load his gun prior, didn't go sneak up on this turkey after shooting light, didn't shoot the turkey before shooting light)? There's nothing subjective about it, you have had 0 evidence other than your perceived idea of evidence in the way the OP phrased his original post about harvesting a bird. All you have done is cherry picked words and definitions that you jumped on and ran with that maimed this guy. Words only go so far, actions speak louder.... Now I'm done. This has gotten really painful trying to reasonable and logical.
  5. Give this a read again. Just more slowly. Like. Really, really slowly. The big takeaway is did it occur within legal hunting hours or not? And it did not. It is not. stalking. I repeat. It is not. stalking. The statute relates to hunting during legal hunting hours. Not what is occurring prior. So f'in let it go. Jesus. This is a God-forsake witch hunt like the Russia Collusion investigation.
  6. Here's something to think about that I think has been grossly left out of the conversation. It's pretty plain if you think about it. Guy gets to within 30 yards of where he knows a bird is roosted prior to legal shooting time, with unloaded firearm/unknocked bow, not stalking. He is walking to get to spot to get situated for legal shooting time. Not actively in pursuit of a turkey with loaded weapon to shoot turkey, because well, it's not legal shooting time. There is no illegality there in my mind. f his gun was loaded and/or had the intent of taking a bird prior to legal shooting time, then yes, both of those things are illegal. Guy sneak up within 30 yards of a turkey he sees in a tree while is gun is loaded/ has an arrow knocked after legal shooting time has begun actively pursuing that bird, I think we could agree that is stalking all day. And I would agree that would be illegal. So why would it apply to reaping? You'd be actively using it AFTER legal hunting hours where it would be unsafe. Why would it not apply to if the bird is roosted? Because you're gun should be unloaded considering it is PRIOR to legal hunting hours and you are going to your spot to get set up whether its under the tree or 100 yards away. It's not like the guy was following the turkey around like Elmer Fudd on Bugs Bunny's hind end. Good grief. I'm not going to say I agree with shooting a tom out of a tree for my own reasons, but legal is legal and I congratulate the hunting for his success. Citing dictionary definitions carry little to merit, illegality or legality doesn't come down to opinion or one's own hunting values; I see no legal evidence that could support an accusation for stalking in this situation. Just my two cents...
  7. I plant wildflowers around the back end of our yard that backs up against the woods. I rake about 5 yards back to allow the soil to dry out...then when I cut trim our cedar-like shrubs, I lay a lot of the clippings down to go into the soil that act as a natural barrier. If they get through that, they'll get to where I plant wildflowers that naturally contain pyrethrin which is leached into the soil. It works wonders.
  8. Thinning some stuff out this for upcoming season. Have 8 bigfeet floaters up for grabs, rigged and ready. Only got used 3-4 times past season. $160. Located in SJ (Winslow area), can meet within reason. Looking to get rid of em ASAP to buy new toys. PM me for photos, questions, etc.
  9. Think 15 received a reduction if I'm not mistaken. Could be wrong though. Ever wanna come down south to 20 or 21, let me know
  10. And stay out!!!! The BHA chapter was confirmed a couple weeks ago here in NJ.
  11. Sleepy hollow was where I was wondering but already sold out. Gonna look into some primitive camping opportunities in area at some of the wilderness areas instead.
  12. Any more info on this area? Taking a little road trip for MDW. Was considering camping somewhere in this area on the way home to possibly fish the Esopus. Try to catch a couple bows for dinner one night.
  13. Great bird Mazz. Great bird. One of the most productive things I've recently learned is if you have a hen pissed off, or one sliding around on you, piss her off more, give her a reason to investigate. He'll usually tow the line in too.
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