USA -(Ammoland.com)- New Jersey’s most notorious anti-hunting legislator has authored legislation allowing animal rights groups to influence hunting regulations. The New Jersey Fish and Game Council approves hunting and fishing seasons and bag limits.
Currently, New Jersey governors appoint 11 members to the council, six of which must be nominated by the New Jersey Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs. Three council members are nominated by agricultural interests. One has a background in endangered species, and one specializing in land management and soil conservation.
Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D-Union), who is the author of most anti-hunting legislation introduced in the New Jersey Senate, has introduced Senate Bill 3537, which would replace three sportsmen members of the New Jersey Fish and Game Council with members of the Humane Society of the United States, the Sierra Club and Animal Protection League.
Lesniak, a longtime opponent of the state’s bear hunt, has clashed with the council, which approved the bear hunt in response to an increase in dangerous encounters with the state’s uncontrolled bear population. SB 3537 has been assigned to the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.
The New Jersey Fish and Game Council traces its roots back to the …Read the Rest