Last week, the New Jersey Fish and Game Council unanimously approved a bear management policy that includes a six day bear hunt, beginning December 6. Acting Department of Environment Commissioner Bob Martin has signed off on the policy, thereby opening up the first bear hunt in
Of course, Wayne Pacelle, CEO of the anti-hunting, Humane Society of the
Mr. Pacelle fails to mention how in 2005 former Governor Jon Corzine (D) chose to disregard Fish and Game Council’s advice and imposed the bear hunting ban for political reasons. Governor Corzine then stood by in 2007 and tacitly allowed a bill to pass out of an Assembly Committee designed to remove sportsmen from the New Jersey Fish and Game Council, replacing them with environmental activists.
Unfortunately for Mr. Pacelle, Commissioner Bob Martin knows that wildlife policy should not be rooted in politics or emotion, but sound science and stated that,“The council incorporated the latest research and science into its proposed black bear management policy...,” contradicting Mr. Pacelle’s claim.
A public hearing on the plan will be held May 11 in
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