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March 27, 2000

For more information contact:
Anthony McBride at 908-735-8793

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife reminds spring gobbler hunters that the following local businesses have become check stations within the past year.

Red Hawk Outfitters, 128 Rt. 94, Blairstown, Warren County
The Big K, 606 Rt. 519, Johnsonburg, Warren County
Jugtown Mountain Campsites, 1074 Rt. 173, Asbury, Hunterdon County
New Providence Exxon Station, 50 South Street, New Providence, Union County
All Seasons Sports and Taxidermy, 1938 Englishtown Rd., Jamesburg, Middlesex County
Sportsman's Supply, 479 Rt. 79, Morganville, Monmouth County
Pine Barrens Stove and Sport Shop, Rt. 72, Chatsworth, Burlington County
Maurice River Sports Center, 329 W. Main Street, Millville, Cumberland County
A & M Meats, Wolfert Station Road, Mullica Hill, Gloucester County
The 2000 Spring Gobbler Season in New Jersey begins on April 24 and continues for five weeks. Hunters are reminded that all harvested wild turkeys must be taken to an official checking station by 3 p.m. on the day of harvest.

The Division operates more than 50 turkey check stations throughout the state to collect valuable information on the wild turkey harvest in New Jersey. A complete list may be found in the 2000 NJ Wild Turkey Hunting Permit Application and Season Information Supplement available at hunting license agents and Division offices statewide.