Archive for Tag: Division of Fish and Wildlife

GOP lawmaker confronts DEP on bear hunt during budget hearing

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths grilled Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Shawn LaTourette on the increasingly dangerous bear activity during Wednesday’s Assembly budget hearing.  WATCH: GOP lawmaker confronts DEP on bear hunt during budget hearing Wirths: “Do you know if the increased sightings in your department resulted...

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Space says bear hunt makes New Jerseyans safer, should be permitted on state-owned lands

TRENTON, N.J. – With the six-day October bear hunt starting Monday, Assemblyman Parker Space is asking the Legislature to advance his bill (A169) to establish the Fish and Game Council as the sole entity responsible for regulating hunting, fishing and trapping and prohibit the closing of state-owned lands for...

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Dancer introduces bill establishing automatic and paper voter registration at hunting, fishing and trapping licensing agencies

TRENTON, N.J. – Last November, the Motor Vehicle Commission implemented a new law that requires the agency to use the information provided by its customers to automatically register them to vote, unless they specifically decline. Now, Assemblyman Ron Dancer wants to expand that law and establish a paper voter...

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