New Jersey Game Code Amendment

New Jersey DEP Fish & Wildlife, Bear Hunting Magazine

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife released a statement informing the public that the NJ Fish and Game Council approved all proposed amendments to the 2011 - 2012 Game Code at its July 20 meeting. The Game Code governs the activities relating to the taking of wildlife classified as game animals, game birds, or furbearers.

The approved amendments regarding black bear hunting is as follows:

• The elimination of separate black bear hunting seminars as bear hunting will now be included in the regular hunter education classes
• The creation of special black bear farmer permits

The Game Code amendments will be incorporated into this year's hunting season regulations which are published in the Hunting Issue of the NJ Fish and Wildlife DIGEST. The 2011 Hunting Issue Digest will be available at license agents the first week of September.

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