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October 13, 1999

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