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Ocean County Chapter - NJ State Federation of Sportsmens Clubs
Ocean County Chapter - NJ State Federation of Sportsmens Clubs
As questions have arisen from our previous post, the Division of Fish and Wildlife would like to clarify that due to state-mandated employee furloughs, access is restricted on certain sections/facilities at the Wildlife Management Areas listed at #note" target="_blank">www.njfishandwildlife.com/wmaland.htm#note through July 27. All other access remains the same.

Fish and Wildlife Conservation Police Officers remain at work, actively patrolling Wildlife Management Areas. Please help us keep everyone as safe as possible by being mindful of barriers and signage placed in restricted areas.

Removing or vandalizing signs/barricades in these restricted areas will not be tolerated.
Ocean County Chapter - NJ State Federation of Sportsmens Clubs
Ocean County Chapter - NJ State Federation of Sportsmens Clubs
RESTRICTED ACCESS AT SOME
WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS

Due to state-mandated employee furloughs, access is restricted on certain sections/facilities at the following Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) through July 27. All other access remains the same.

This is a result of agreements reached between the State and public employee unions to address the economic downturn resulting from the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Division of Fish and Wildlife manages the state's WMAs, and is authorized to limit access to these areas in order to protect public health, safety, and the environment during this time pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:25-2.26.

List of Affected WMAs:

#note" target="_blank">https://www.njfishandwildlife.com/wmaland.htm#note
Ocean County Chapter - NJ State Federation of Sportsmens Clubs
Ocean County Chapter - NJ State Federation of Sportsmens Clubs
Louis Gambale
NJ NWTF State Chapter Pres.
loudg56@gmail.com

New Jersey NWTF Members:

Dear New Jersey NWTF Members,

Covid -19 has presented a unique set of challenges to all of us. Prior to its onset we were enjoying a robust economy and prospects for a great 2020 were bright.

Our great organization was hit hard by the virus. A great start to the years fundraising was eclipsed by a complete shutdown post March of all events & fundraising resulting in an 11Million deficit to our business plan.

We need your help! There are a host of things you can do to support the mission all of which are simple however do require some level of monetary support. Actions such as membership renewal as simple as yearly, Sponsor or taking the step to a life membership.

We’ve all had enough negativity so let’s get focused on success we can make a difference in a big way. Our objective is clear between now & 8/31 raise 5Million nationally to get us back on track.

You will see our NJ State Chapter initiating a fundraising raffle in the next two weeks. We will advertise this on-line and through social media as well as 501 Auction where you can buy or direct folks to purchase tickets.

Please join me in supporting our mission to defend our great organization which has given us Turkey Hunting in NJ. Supporting Youth, Mentoring, Habitat & Wildlife projects.

We can do this and with your support we will win and protect the NWTF for future generations!
Thank You,

Lou
Ocean County Chapter - NJ State Federation of Sportsmens Clubs
Ocean County Chapter - NJ State Federation of Sportsmens Clubs
If your 4th of July weekend plans include time on the water, remember life jackets for everyone on board. NJ law states, "No person shall operate or allow any person to operate any vessel in or on the waters of this State unless such vessel has a United States Coast Guard approved wearable personal flotation device (PFD) of the correct size for each person on board." Type IV "throwable" or seat cushion type devices do not qualify as wearable PFDs. Any child 12 years of age or younger must WEAR a properly fitted U.S. Coast Guard approved PFD whenever the vessel is underway. You don't want to be turned away from a Division of Fish & Wildlife boat ramp for lack of life vests, and you certainly don't want to receive a summons, which is now court appearance mandatory, for being out on the water without them.
Ocean County Chapter - NJ State Federation of Sportsmens Clubs
Ocean County Chapter - NJ State Federation of Sportsmens Clubs
New state statistics show that bear sightings have become more common in the Garden State.
Ocean County Chapter - NJ State Federation of Sportsmens Clubs
Ocean County Chapter - NJ State Federation of Sportsmens Clubs
Have you ever seen a “piebald” deer?

Piebald deer have varying amounts of white hair in their coat, ranging from small amounts on their legs or sides to appearing almost totally white. Piebald deer will have some brown hair, brown eyes and brown hooves, unlike albino deer which are fully white with pink eyes.

The piebald condition results from an inherited genetic trait. Piebalds will often have other distinct physical conditions, including skeletal deformities (bowing of nose, short legs, curved spine, short lower jaw) as well as internal organ deformities. Piebald deer are uncommon, making up less than 1% of the deer population, but are more common than albino deer.

Photo credit: Charlie Fineran

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