A595, a pro-hunting bill that changes the perimeter for bow and arrow hunting around occupied buildings, was approved on Friday, June 13 by the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.
Sponsored by Assemblywoman Marcia Karrow (R-23) and Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose (R-24), A595 reduces the buffer around occupied buildings from 450 to 150 feet. The legislation also requires bow hunters to obtain explicit written consent from the owner of the property prior to hunting. The bill now heads to the General Assembly for a full vote.
Please contact Assemblywoman Karrow at (973) 300-0200 or (973) 584-4670 and Assemblywoman McHose at (908) 782-5127 and thank them for their work and staunch support in preserving New Jersey’s hunting heritage.