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Coltsneck & Holmdel are run by the Old Guard, generations long. They are very protective of the Business of Township management along with Marlboro and Sections of Middletown.  Property Values are a big Investment they don't want to lose.  They look at and feel anyone from the outside, in this case, nonresident Hunters are not welcome after some run-ins in the past.  and would rather see all Hunting Shooting be stopped.  There has been trespassing - Property damages some close encounters with hunters in their minds to close to their houses.  Some have Million Dollar Horse running around. And the Clout to do what the F they want.  All the towns mentioned have also been overrun with NY Transplants with very liberal ideas and huge property investments.  This is Nothing new just made more public now. What has made things even worse is The Many Nurseries located in the areas have installed 16- 20 ft high fencing around the Whole Farm so now the deer are shutout out of 1000s of acres they ones roamed free.   Even a Corn Stand and farm on RT 9 Manalapan has installed that fencing. and has increased road kills in that area. Enough that a Restaurant devoted to Venison Dinners would make out at that stand.  Dozen Ears of Beautiful white corm for $5.  when their corn runs out they Close.  :focus:   Sadly this will spread as The Developments increase and Liberals Increase till all the deer are roadkilled to extinction in New Jersey.  The old days are not coming back. When 6 day deer seasons was the norm. IMO Commercialism- over public exposure has done a lot of harm to Hunting in general. not to leave out the Gun situation 2nd Amendment whos days are numbered.      

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The Developments increase and Liberals Increase till all the deer are roadkilled to extinction in New Jersey.  The old days are not coming back. When 6 day deer seasons was the norm. IMO Commercialism- over public exposure has done a lot of harm to Hunting in general. not to leave out the Gun situation 2nd Amendment whos days are numbered.      

 

Buck I feel just the opposite..  when I was a kid it was tradition to go tothe check station with your deer by mewas the local bars and bs over a soda..  even the non hunters got involved edith contests and running them..  even the way we transport our harvest has changed to cater to non hunters and antis..  when I was 12 you had to have a piece of the deer showing when transporting..  same could be said with fire arms..  it is so taboo in today's culture when someone sees a gun they call immediately..  again when I was a kid walking down the road with shot gun to duck or small game hunt was nothing..  a kid today would be crucified even if allowed to be alone while hunting..  the times then it was more prevalent were the times it was not a big deal..  now ebay are top toe around feelings it is a huge deal when someone who dont like it sees it

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vdep217 something must be missing in interpretation but you and I are of the same thought. Since I started Hunting only some 67 years ago public conceptions were 360 from today.  Many may not agree but Hunting was Tradition done by a smaller number. The Korean war put guns into the hands of a people who had time money to get involved in hunting.  That period of time saw big changes. both in Marketing and attitudes bringing hunting to where it is today.  Everything you mentioned was traditions I enjoyed. Never forget the time I had a deer on my car roof racks driving home from Oxford and only got a few Glances.  Now you never see that. 

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Another equation not mentioned is all the Land ( Farms ) in Towns such as these that are put into Farm Preservation and Land Conservation Trusts where there is NO Hunting Allowed. Some Lease them for Farming but nothing else. These land are removed from the tax roles and Paid for by You And me.  Passed by one on Rt 79 Morganville and saw some 12 deer out grazing at 5:30 pm and that is not unusual for the 1000s of acres just in a few Monmouth County townships.  

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