Deer baiting harms forests October 11, 2012 New Jersey

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Deer baiting harms forests October 11, 2012 New Jersey, Hunterdon County Democrat -
... S1848 would expand hunting over bait and methods commonly associated with poaching to forest stewardship and logging lands. The bill would allow killing at any time of day or night, over bait, with any weapon, use of cars and trucks, and jacklighting, or stunning an animal with strong lights... Multiple studies show that baiting causes forest degeneration by concentrating deer, who continue to feed on natural browse in the area ... Jesse Ventura put it this way: “That ain’t sport. That’s an assassination.” ... 

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