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In the Crosshairs
Mike Piccione, Editor

Hey Gunners, 

Prince George's County in Maryland borders Washington, DC. Democrats dominate the county GameNews_Cover_November_Large and 88.87% of the residents voted for Obama. What you did not hear in the news was that there were 13 shootings in the first 13 days of this year in PG County. Why not? While the press is eager to paint Jared Loughner, the Arizona gunman, as the face of conservative talk radio and associate him to Republicans they completely ignored the murder spree in an area dominated by Democrats. Why isn't the press painting the picture of this overwhelmingly Democratic county as the face of today's Democrat - violent and out of control? Can we assume that if 90% of the people vote Democrat that there is the highest probability that those responsible for this killing spree are Obama supporters? What would the mainstream media say if this occurred in a county that was overwhelmingly Republican? They would say it was fueled by Republican hate. I guess the murder mess in a Democratic stronghold that borders our Nation's Capital needs to be ignored.

John M. Browning had a birthday over the weekend as you probably saw on the G & PFacebook page. In honor of the great genius, and to note the 100 year anniversary of the Model 1911, this week
we have Why I Like The 1911 For Carrying. Last week I promised to mention the most popular article for the week and it was Are Revolvers Still Relevant? It won by a large margin so you confirmed that wheelguns play an important part in your gun collection.

Stay loaded my friends, 

Mike Piccione
Editor, Guns & Patriots



This week in the Federation

Captain Al Ristori, the Federation’s saltwater fishing advisor, says that hardy souls would do right to seek cod in these conditions. Kings and mackerel are also being caught off shore.

The ice fishing gang is having a ball with the subfreezing temperatures in the Northern and Southern regions of the state. Reports out of Collins Cove in the Mullica River region say that the ice fishermen haven’t seen conditions like this for some time and are bringing in their share of perch.

Since we’re on the topic of fishing, an update on the saltwater ―free‖ registry bill finds that the bill is still awaiting the governor’s signature.


Trout Unlimited update

Last week this report talked about upcoming events this spring with the state Trout Unlimited Council. Council member Brian Cowden sent this along this week for clarification:

―The Musky One Fly Tournament and State Council BBQ are scheduled for the weekend of June 4th (likely that Sat. the 4th). TU is working with the women’s breast cancer recovery organization, Casting For Recovery (CFR) to hold a retreat on the Musconetcong River on Sept. 23 – 25. We have approached the Warren County Rod & Gun Club # 1 for permission to use their facilities and river stretch for this event for CFR and are awaiting board approval from that club.‖

Turkey Hunting Permits go on sale Tuesday

This is from the Division of Fish and Wildlife:

The NJ DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife will open the Spring Turkey Permit Application Period on Tuesday, January 25, 2011. Applications can be made either on-line using the online license and permit Web site or by going to any license agent. The application period remains open until 11:59 pm on February 22, 2011, and applicants can review and edit their applications online until the application period closes.The 2011 NJ Wild Turkey Hunting Season Information booklet will be arriving at license agents the week of January 17th and is available online.

Award notification and the ability to claim awarded permits will begin on Monday, March 7. Successful lottery applicants will only have from March 7 until March 28 at 11:59 pm to claim their awarded permits. Any unclaimed permits WILL BE FORFEITED and become available for sale during the over-the-counter sales. Qualified farmers can claim their Spring Turkey farmer permit beginning March 7.

Leftover and unclaimed Spring Turkey Permits will go on sale Monday, April 4 at 10:00 a.m. These permits will be available on a first come, first served basis until either the season ends or the permit quota is met, whichever comes first. Permits will be available for sale at all license agents and on the internet sales website.

For more information on turkeys and turkey hunting Wild Turkey in New Jersey page. For more information on the permit application process visit the Obtaining Hunting and Trapping Permits page.