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Jersey Len

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About Jersey Len

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  • Birthday 03/16/1938

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    Male
  • Location
    Wantage , N.J.
  • Interests
    Hunting , Fishing , Rv.
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    MEXICO POINT
  • Boat Name
    REEL DEAL

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  1. Sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing a beautiful story. May she rest in peace. Len
  2. Merry Christmas , You have been blessed. Two great Bucks. Len
  3. North Jersey’s 2014 bear hunt culls slightly more than last year's huntIn the end, the state’s 2014 black bear hunt went as expected. By sundown on Saturday, hunters had culled 272 bears from North Jersey’s forests during the state’s six-day firearm deer and bear hunting season. The total was 21 greater than that of the 2013 hunt, falling in line with predictions from state biologists of a similar harvest this year. The hunt started quickly, with 189 kills – the largest one-day cull since the first day of the 2011 hunt. However, last Tuesday’s nor’easter helped stymie the pace to below that of 2013’s by mid-week. Ultimately, though, the six-day total surpassed the 251 black bears killed by hunters last December. On Friday and Saturday, hunters registered a total of 83 kills. Just as the number of kills was reflective of 2013, so was the ongoing discord between state policies and protestor sensibilities that has become expected since the state started the now yearly hunting season in 2010. The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), through its commissioner Bob Martin, has backed the hunt as a vital component of New Jersey’s Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy. The state’s hunters obliged by purchasing more than 8,000 bear hunting permits for the season, also topping 2013’s numbers. "The state’s overall goal is to reduce the number of bears to a more manageable number, while improving public safety by reducing bear encounters with people," Martin said. As much as the state has backed the plan as a sensible population control method, groups like the Protection League of New Jersey, Bear Education And Resource Program, and League of Humane Voters of New Jersey have derided it as an unwanted trophy hunt. On Dec. 13, members from the three groups converged on the bear check-in station at the Whittingham Wildlife Management Area in Fredon to push for more non-lethal population control solutions and protest the hunt as well as the strategy of using bait to lure and shoot bears, which they say is complicating the relationship between humans and bears. "We’re opposed to the killing of bears, but the practice of baiting is especially odious," Jay Lassiter of the League of Humane Voters of New Jersey said in a press release. "Luring a bear to a bait site damages the environment, changes the foraging habits of bears, and increases their population, and it’s a surefire way of increasing unwanted human/bear encounters." Protestors also point to the hunt’s limited impact on known aggressive bears. Of the 1,599 bears killed in New Jersey during the prior four hunts, only 69 were known nuisance bears, according to DEP spokesman Larry Ragonese. Another 274 kills were tagged for research. Prior to the hunt, North Jersey’s bear population was pegged somewhere between 2,200 to 2,500 bears in the four bear hunting zones north of Route 78 and west of Interstate 287. According to Ragonese, the state is currently working with representatives from Penn State and East Stroudsburg universities to determine a more accurate estimate as the DEP works to develop a new five-year black bear management plan for 2015. That plan could recommend ending annual hunts or altering them in terms of hunt dates, duration, and zones – among other things – he said.
  4. Hi Guys Here are some pictures of Black Bears on my farm I took in the last few years. The first two is a Boar,3rd. same boar two years earlyer, 4th. Sow with new Cubs and 5th. Same Sow with Cubs one year later.
  5. Hi Guys and Gals I thought I would share this with you. My wife just cooked up some of that 185 lb. old Buck I took on Nov. 15, 2014 in the Catskills. I got to tell you those inner loins were just great sauted with onions in a hot pan. Better yet we washed it down with some great N.Y.S. RED MOON TABLE WINE from THIRSTY OWL WINE COMPANY located in , Ovid, N.Y. It was a really good wine from the Finger Lakes Area. I'am going to call them to see if they have any more. I don' t mind giving credit when credit is due. Enjoy your holidays Merry Christmas to all. In God we Trust Len
  6. Great story Ray. Thanks for sharing. The Buck is pretty nice , I would take him any time. Can't eat the horns anyway. Here's to good fishing in the keys . Maybe see you there. Jan. , Feb. , Mar. We will be at Knights Key. Len
  7. Shot gun only is correct. IT is legal to bait here in N.J.
  8. I like 1 x 4 Mag. for shot guns . Most shots are within a 100 yards. Keep it set at low power for better field of view and quick pick up. If the game is further away you have time to turn up the mag. By a Shot Gun scope model only. The best one you can aford. Happy Hunting Shoot Strait. Len
  9. Great Buck . Thanks for the story.
  10. I don't think so , but I will check that out. Thank you.
  11. My New Jersey 2014 Buck Season Our six day shotgun season started on Dec. 8 this year. My hunting buddies and I all met up at my Hunting Cabin, located on my farm the day before. We were all fired up in anticipation of the next days hunt to say the least. After a few cocktails followed up by a great Elk Pot Roast dinner that was slow cooked for ten hours we were almost ready for the next day. After few hunting stories and a toast or two for good luck we headed for the bunk, 4:30 am. comes real fast. Opening day I was in my tree stand at 6:00 am, it was really quiet that morning and only 18 deg. F. nothing was moving , until 26 Wild Turkey flew in to my feeder at 8:30 am. After cleaning up all the corn they walked off and a Doe and her fawn walked in . The squirrells showed up at about 11:00 am. and that was it for my morning hunt. It was time for lunch. My days of hunting all day in the stand ended a few years ago. I returned to my stand at 3 pm. And by 4:15 all the action started, 8 Does and fawns walked in. Following them in, 10 minutes later was another lone deer, I spotted his rack and my gun went up, my scope confirmed he was a shooter , letting him get to within 50 yards as he steped out from behind a tree , my crosshairs were just behind his shoulder when I squeezed the trigger . Well much to my surprise the gun did not fire , I knew I set the safety off, but checked it again, it was off . After squeezing the trigger two more times and opening and closing the bolt with no results, I raised the gun up to eject the shell and it fired without me touching the trigger . The firing pin must have frozen do to dampness and below freezing temperatures. A lesson to be learned here for sure. With the sound of the shot some of the deer scattered, but four of the Does remained there. The Buck backed off behind a lot of brush and hid there not knowing where the shot came from. Well it must have been my lucky day, he slowly moved toward the Does again to check them out, as he poked his head out from behind the same tree and my crosshairs centered behind his shoulder, I fired . This time he went down only going about 25 ‘ . He was a nice six point Buck with no brow tines. What a day.
  12. Congrdulations on your Bear and good story. Sounds like you really earned it. I don't know how you got it out by your self. Shoot strait Len
  13. Nice Buck. Some times we try too hard and don't see or get anything. The older I get, I find by taking the pressure off and relaxing a little bit, works to our advantage. Stay awake Shoot strait Len
  14. Congratulations a nice Buck does not happen like that every day. Thats what keeps us going. Enjoy Len
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