Skip to comments.Plan to Attend the May 22 Fish & Wildlife Hearing on Black Bear Hunting
Posted on 05/10/2003 8:09:13 PM PDT by ZULU
Plan to Attend the May 22 Fish & Wildlife Hearing on Black Bear Hunting
The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife has proposed re-opening a hunting season on black bears for the first time since 1970. However, the bear season is not safe just yet, as virulent anti-hunting groups continue to ignore common sense and push for a ban on hunting. Without your input, black bear hunting may be stopped before the season ever opens! The Fish and Game Council is holding a public hearing to get input on the proposed wildlife code changes, including the bear season. Sportsmen should attend this hearing and make their position known.
It will be held Thursday, May 22 at the New Jersey State Museum, 205 State Street in Trenton. The hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Also, Senator Joseph Vitale (D-19) is sponsoring a bill to stop the proposed bear season. Not only will SB 1219 stop any bear hunting, it also appropriates $95,000 of your tax dollars and gives it to the Humane Society of the United States-one of the most extremist anti-hunting groups in the country-to study ways of controlling the bears "other than hunting." The Senate Environment Committee will hear SB 1219 next week, so it is vital that you act now. Please call your State Senator and urge him to oppose SB 1219. You can get contact info for your Senator by accessing the "Write your Representatives" feature.
From NRA-ILA Grassroots Alert, Volume 10, No. 19