NJ passes bear hunting with bow

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  1. maxpetros

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    Lung Buster Die Hard Bowhunter

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    First I heard this but then again there are no bears where I live! Good luck hope you are able to harvest one!!!
     
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    Does NJ allow baiting for bears?
     
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    If your hunting from an elevated stand you can bait but must be more than 300 feet from the pile. You can hunt over a bait pile from the ground.


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    Yeah bear hunting is only allows in the north west corner of the state. Hopefully I can put one down this year.


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    That does not make much sense.
     
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    Yeah I don't get it either. And you can't hunt a stand for bear if you have a deer's gut pile within 300 feet of the stand. Pretty ridiculous.


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    They haven't updated the regs after passing the allowance of bowhunting. This is for muzzleloader and slug gun so they may change it for bow.


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    For safety sake I would think that if you are close to bait that you are elevated. I don't know of any baiters that use a ground blind.
     
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    Yeah that makes sense. But I think we will see a change in the regs now that they are allowing bowhunting.


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    oh man I wanna hunt some bears with the bow.... any state land there to hunt that's good? I don't have anywhere to go in NJ
     
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    There is a pretty good amount of state land all over nj. Just do some research and I'm sure you will find some good places to hunt.


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    The catskills are polluted with bears, and there is more land to hunt on then a man can hunt.....
     
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    Yeah I know that... I hunt it all the time
     
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    Maybe it's a round about way to say no baiting with meat? Although 300 feet is really nothing if huntind with a rifle/muzzle loader.
     
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    Mate, but no mention of it. I'll send an email today and ask if they are thinking about changing the regs.


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