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Danger From Illegal Hunters: There are More Incidences Than Most People Realize - Part 4
These are only the reported ones!  There could be many more times as many unreported incidents.

Angi Metler - New Jersey Animal Rights Association

Reports from NJDFGW for Nov 21-Dec 20, 2002

Bureau of Law Enforcement
Rob Winkel, Chief
Central Region Highlights


A hunter complained about other hunters utilizing dogs to hunt deer in Great Egg Harbor WMA. The violators were located, all of whom have been suspected of running deer with dogs in the past. The hunters were questioned and denied all illegality. But a search of the area was performed.

Two deer were found hidden in the immediate area, where the hunters had been. Estimated time of death of the animals was that it was a fresh kill. The six hunters were reinterviewed about the deer. No one else was in the area when the deer were shot. The suspect hunter's story about what they were all doing in the area that day was illogical. Summonses were issued.


A grandfather shot his grandson while both were rabbit hunting. The grandson was struck with pellet.


A Monmouth Co. SPCA rep reported case of wildlife poisoning in Atlantic County. Two red tailed hawks and a red fox were found dead near an Atlantic County game breeder. Two COs investigated. The breeder was raising quail and wild TURKEYS WITHOUT A PERMIT. He admitted to placing poison (anti freeze and rat poison) in the area of his game birds. Charges will be filed.


There was a report of a hunter who killed a buck with a rifle or shotgun during permit bow hunting season. The exact spot where the deer died was
investigated. The shooter and hunting companion from Delaware were interviewed and the deer was seized.


Phoned in complaint by a farm in Harrison Township, Gloucester County. Two bow hunters were apprehended.

While initial complaint was about trespassing, the hunters did not have HUNTING LICENSES OR A SPECIAL BOW PERMIT AND NEITHER HAD EVER TAKEN THE HUNTING EDUCATION COURSE.


A FARMER CALLED ABOUT hearing two shots one night. Police responded and pulled a man over. The hunter had fictitious TAGS ON HIS TRUCK, HAD NO DRIVERS LICENSE OR INSURANCE, HAD AN OPEN CONTAINER OF ALCOHOL AND HAD AN UNCASED LOADED SHOTGUN BEHIND HIS SEAT.


Local police called about a man who threatened two bow hunters with a shotgun. The man was a hunter himself who called Wharton Forest his hunting
preserve. The outraged hunter fired his shotgun numerous times at the two other hunters, claiming he was squirrel hunting. The hunter was arrested charged with aggravated assault and terrorist threats.


Two CO's had a report about trespassing hunters. The hunters were hunting past the time that they should have stopped to observe the law. They will
be charged.

Go on to: Danger From Illegal Hunters: There are More Incidences Than Most People Realize - Part 5

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