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 The Grey Ghost-Gary Devine has set up a camera to record deer feeding Nov. cam photos 006 near his tree stand over the past few days. He writes, "My nine point buck walked pass the bait pile after 9:45pm last night. He was so close that when he moves the body parts moving are distorted.

I hope the Rut or Tink's spray pulls him out of his daytime bed so I can get a look at him in the daylight."
Gary's camera also caught a photo of a small spike that visited his hunting area in the daylight.

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NRA: New Jersey Politicians Want a List of Members and Their Employers! 




In a blatant attempt by entrenched New Jersey politicians to strong arm citizens who oppose their re-election, Senator Barbara Buono (D-18) and Senator Loretta Weinberg have introduced legislation which would require certain contributors to "issue advocacy organizations", including the NRA and ANJRPC, to have their names, addresses and their employers' information sent to the government.  


S2379, if passed, will mandate that any "issue advocacy organization" classified under IRS Code as a 501(C)(3), 501(C)(4) or 527 that engages in the election or defeat of any person to state or local elective office; the passage or defeat of any public question; or that provides political information on any candidate, must submit the names and addresses of contributors and their employers to the Election Law Enforcement Commission. 


The State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee will hear the bill on Monday, November 15th at 2:00 pm in Committee Room 7, 2nd Floor, State House Annex in Trenton, NJ.


S2379 is a shameless attempt to intimidate citizens who engage in the legislative and political process.


Please contact the members of the Senate Committee today and urge him or her to oppose S2379!  

 Senator Jim Whelan (D-2) (609) 383-1388

Senator Robert Gordon (D-38) (201) 703-9779

Senator Anthony Bucco (R-25) (973) 627-9700

Senator Thomas Goodwin (R-14) (609) 631-9988

Senator Shirley Turner (D-15) (609) 530-3277

Bear and Beaver/Otter Lottery Award and OTC Permit Sale Information

November 12, 2010

The NJ DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has announced that the Black Bear, Beaver and Otter Permit Lotteries have been concluded. Applicants who have been awarded permits are being notified via e-mail or postcard. Those who applied at a VeriFone-based license agent will get a postcard mailed to them. Applicants can also check the status of their application on the license website.

Following is information about the lotteries and how to claim awarded permits, as well information on upcoming over-the-counter (OTC) sales of leftover permits.


E-mail notifications to lottery applicants awarded Black Bear Permits have been sent. Those applicants who selected notification via postcard or used a VeriFone-based agent should receive them by Wednesday, November 17.

Awarded permits can be claimed beginning Monday, November 15 at any license agent or on the Division's license website (additional shipping and handling fees apply). Black Bear Permits can only be claimed if the applicant has a completed Bear Education Seminar on file in their customer profile.

Hunters should note that Bear Zone 1 sold out in the lottery and will not be available for OTC sales.

Bear Zones 2, 3 and 4 will be available for over-the-counter sale at license agent or on the Division's license website (additional shipping and handling fees apply). These OTC sales of leftover Black Bear Permits will begin at 10:00 am on Monday, November 22. There is a $2.00 fee for the permit.

All permits awarded in the lottery will be held in reserve until the end of the season; anyone claiming an awarded permit cannot purchase another permit in the OTC sales. Black Bear Permits will only be able to be purchased by those who have a completed Bear Education Seminar file in their customer profile.


E-mail notifications and postcards have been sent to Beaver and Otter Permit lottery award winners. Awarded permits can be claimed beginning November 15 at any license agent or on the Division's license website (additional shipping and handling fees apply).

All Beaver and Otter Permits were awarded in the lottery.

Awarded Beaver and Otter Permits must be claimed by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 12. If there are unclaimed permits they will be made available for OTC sales. Information on the number of permits and available zones will be posted in the online zone/period availability chart by late afternoon on Monday, December 13.

Any permits which become available for OTC sales will be available beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 14.

Come learn about the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife's geographic information system (GIS) approach to mapping endangered and threatened wildlife habitat throughout New Jersey! The Landscape Project is used in many state planning efforts and is referenced in a number of state regulations. It is also widely used in local environmental resource inventories throughout the state. An upcoming Landscape Project training and information session will be hosted by: 

Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ on Thursday, December 9, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Participants will learn how the Landscape Project was developed and have an opportunity to use GIS "hands-on" to access habitat maps for threatened and endangered wildlife species. Seating is limited so please register as soon as possible. 

To register, please e-mail: 

For additional information regarding the session visit or e-mail 

Version 2.1 and Version 3.0 of New Jersey's Landscape Project that identifies habitats throughout the state can be obtained: 

- Online via download: 
- Online via DEP's Interactive mapping application: 
- On Compact Disc by request to the Division of Fish and Wildlife's Endangered and Nongame Species Program by calling 609-292-9400; faxing 609-984-1414; or writing to P.O. Box 400, Trenton, NJ 08625-0400. 

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