Violations in the Southern Region of New Jersey
Source: NJ Department of Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement
Rob Winkel, Chief
Two officers were evening patrolling at Bevans WMA prior
to small game opening day. they observed a vehicle traveling slowly and
spotlighting the edge of the road. The vehicle was stopped and two freshly
killed cockbirds were hidden in a bag in the truck bed. Summonses were
Information about an injured deer on Bevans WMA was
received on first day of small game season. The deer was located by an
officer and was still alive.
The deer had been shot the evening before and left by the
hunter who had unscrewed their arrow, leaving the broad head in the animal.
An individual suspected was located. The officer noted the type of broadhead
the hunter was using. the officer confronted the hunter with evidence and
the hunter confessed to having shot at a buck and hitting the doe by
"accident". The hunter admitted removing the arrow but had no explanation
for not dispatching the deer or retrieving the deer. Summonses were issued.
On a waterfowl patrol in Cape May County, officers
apprehended two hunters hunting after legal hours and possessing lead shot.
Summonses were issued.
During a waterfowl patrol in Galloway Twp, an officer
noticed a discrepancy in a hunter's HIP number. The hunter had failed to
obtain a HIP number and had generated his own.
Another hunter possessed both a resident Pennsylvania and
New Jersey hunting license. Summonses were issued.
The Delaware river was patrolled during waterfowl season.
A dozen late hunting violations were noted and summonses issued. Another
hunter was over the limit on black ducks, over the limit on mallards. There
was illegal baiting by goose hunters. Two hunters were found with corn
concentrated around their blind. They were issued a summons for baiting
waterfowl, which is illegal.
An officer met a bowhunter during extended bow season and
inspected his license. The man didn't have a bow permit with him but said he
had it at home. They went to his home but did a
motor vehicle look up. The date of birth on the man's licenses revealed that
the man had borrowed his father's license and did not have an extended bow
permit. Also, his driver's license was suspended.
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