|New Jersey Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife|
For more information contact:
Fred Carlson at 609-292-6685
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife today announced the Governor's signing of Assembly Bill #3022 into law, which authorizes the use of baiting statewide while deer hunting. Prior to the signing of this legislation, baiting had been approved for an 18-month trial period.
This new law will assist hunters in better controlling deer throughout the state and help to reduce deer-related damage to crops and landscaping. Hunters may now permanently use bait in the form of agricultural products, salt or other edible lures while hunting white-tailed deer in New Jersey. Individuals may hunt from blinds, elevated stands or other structures and may be any distance from a baited area.
A copy of the bill may be obtained by calling 1-800-792-8630 or by visiting the state's legislative website at www.njleg.state.nj.us.