Tonkas Law

Discussion in 'New Jersey Flyway Forum' started by sdkidaho, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. sdkidaho

    sdkidaho Decoy, Gun Dog, Christian, Idaho, Montana/Wyoming Moderator

    Jan 2, 2006
    Not sure how many of you this affects, but if you do any hunting near this area, whether it's for ducks or anything else, you might want to contact your elected officials and fight this. I found this on Mountain Mikes Sports Shop facebook page:

    "Tonkas Law" facts HUNTERS and SUPPORTERS use this to send to your elected officals ASAP

    A) This will stop hunting on thousands of acres of land because of the red tape and paperwork burden on a landowner and hunter to notify every landowner or home that borders his land and give notice when someone wants to do a little bowhunting. This will make no one safer. Some large tracts of land could have more than 10 to 20 homes or more surrounding a large tract of land. think of the farms and land is Sussex etc for instance.

    B) Senator Lesniak has an anti hunting agenda he knows most private property owners wont go through the time to send certified letters to multiple people and give 24 hrs notice when someone he gives permission too wants to run out and do a little hunting after work or on a Saturday morning. Death by a thousand cuts....make hunting so hard and paperwork heavy no one will do it. Mr Lesniak represents city constituents he does not even represent hunting areas!!

    C) Bowhunting is safer than football don't believe the hype, when Sunday bowhunting was proposed everyone said "hikers risk getting shot" now its "children are at risk" Its an old excuse that hold no water. When bowhunting for deer closer than 450ft you are required to be in a treestand shooting down and with a bow target ID is critical to making an accurate short range shot. anti hunter scare tactics are based on unwarranted fear and emotion..not facts.
  2. R.Goodby

    R.Goodby New Member

    Aug 25, 2016
    When I was hunting out in Montana on State lands, I was told that it was against the law to discharge a firearm with 1/4 mile of house. I don't see why anybody would be upset about not being able to hunt within 4 or 500 feet.

    The problem here is irresponsible idiots shooting things they shouldn't shoot at. As far as I'm concerned, if you shoot somebody's dog you should be stood up in front of a wall and shot yourself.

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