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December 4, 2001 | By Claire M. Gerber
It's not that I hate hunters; I just hate hunting. Here in South Jersey, going after wild game is too often a wild game in itself. The peace of our pinewoods province is invaded annually by average humans who become predators more animalistic than their prey. They conduct a deer roundup that is much like an African jungle expedition. The major difference is that tribesmen go after game for food, while these local yokels are most concerned with impressing one another with their marksmanship, which sometimes gets sidetracked and threatens pets that get in the way. Gangs of hunters stand along our country roads, stationed within sight of each other, and proceed to behave like hedonistic Hottentots.
NEWS
November 30, 1986 | By Daniel LeDuc, Inquirer Staff Writer
John Goodson likes nothing better than the bite of an autumn wind as he strides through the low field grass, his dogs yelping and barking as they sniff the ground. The wind will whistle against his shiny orange cap and try to find its way down the neck of his thick camouflage jacket. Goodson will tighten the grip on his featherweight 20-gauge Ithaca shotgun - "That's my baby," he says, "I lose that, I'll give up gunning" - and keep on tromping along, looking for quail. This is hunting season.
NEWS
October 9, 1995 | By Matthew Futterman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Five years ago, June Savoy and her husband decided they'd had it with shotgun-toting hunters traipsing about their back yard in pursuit of a buck. Their property, off Broadlane Road in Williamstown, abuts the Winslow Fish and Wildlife Area, one of South Jersey's most popular hunting spots, where thousands of acres of woodlands, nature trails and streams provide an escape from the bustle of the Black Horse Pike. So the couple bought two rottweilers to make sure hunters respected the border between the state-managed property and the 10 acres they own behind their house.
NEWS
May 1, 1994 | By Douglas A. Campbell, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Oh, Howard Henderson, you 72-year-old flirt. You dressed up in those funny clothes and, in the early dark every morning last week, you sneaked deep into the woods in your township of Lower Alloways Creek near Delaware Bay. You played hard to get, but all along you were really hoping old Tom and young Jake would come trotting to you. And you knew - or you believed, at least - that you were toying with their unrequited lust. Tom and Jake turkey, that is. Well, now the world is going to know just what happened out there in the almost dark when you and 8,475 other fellows set out to take advantage of the male turkey population's - how shall we say, forced celibacy?
NEWS
April 12, 1998 | By Jere Downs, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Each fall, when hunting season began, Robert Hillegass would kiss his sleeping wife on the cheek and be out the door by 4 a.m., content to hunt until noon. Hillegass' job in construction had been ended years ago by an accident. His wife, Stella, worked nights at a stationery factory for $7.72 an hour; hunting kept the freezer full of venison, bear and goose. But on a Tuesday last November, when his family awoke, Hillegass lay on the family's baby-blue couch in Trexlertown, his 40-year-old body wracked by fever and diarrhea.
NEWS
September 30, 1991 | MICHAEL MERCANTI/ DAILY NEWS
With opening day for Pennsylvania's hunting season for archers set for Saturday, Elio Tafuri ventures to a secluded area near the JFK Stadium parking lot yesterday to rehearse his compound bow techniques. He chose the area for target practice because it's relatively out of the way and free of encroachment by passers-by. Successful handling of the powerful weapon demands both physical strength and manual dexterity.
NEWS
April 12, 2011 | By Amy Worden, INQUIRER HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania hunters may now set their sights on porcupines - but only between September and the end of March. The Pennsylvania Game Commission on Tuesday amended its plan to approve a wide-open, shoot-'em-anytime season on the nation's second largest rodent. But the commission, over objections of wildlife biologists, lifted the 30-year-old protections that had made it illegal to hunt the porcupine, a shy, nocturnal forest-dweller whose only protection is its spiky suit of 30,000 quills, and who is rarely seen in many parts of the state.
NEWS
December 16, 2003
GLANCING through your Dec. 8 edition, I saw a picture that I first thought was that of the Adopt-A-Pet. Then I realized it was in the front section of the paper. Upon closer perusal, I figured it was a story concerning a creature escaped from the zoo or SPCA. Putting on my specs, I zoomed in - and lo and behold it was Howard Eskin minked up to his neck, exposing just whiskers and beady eyes, topped off with a mink cap. I would like to advise Howard not to bend over, which he does often looking for loose change while wearing the mink.
NEWS
June 20, 2010
If your canine companion is the light of your life, you will welcome RuffWear's Track Jacket, which can make him more visible - and safer - when he's out and about. The bright orange nylon vest with 3M Scotchlite reflective piping rests lightly on the dog's back, held on by adjustable straps at the neck and ribs. A beam from any light source, such as car headlights or a flashlight, will make the reflective trim glow - a welcome safety measure at night and during hunting season. The water-resistant material helps protect the dog from the elements, and a polyester mesh lining helps keep him cool.
NEWS
March 5, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
A New Jersey agency voted Tuesday to extend the state's bear-hunting season with a second week, drawing a rebuke from environmentalists, who said the proposal was ineffective and could endanger the bear population. The New Jersey Fish and Game Council voted to add a six-day hunt in October, to take effect in 2016, in addition to the six days scheduled in December. The proposal also increases the maximum bear harvest per hunter from one to two, starting next year, and expands the zones where hunting is allowed in the northern part of the state.
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NEWS
March 5, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
A New Jersey agency voted Tuesday to extend the state's bear-hunting season with a second week, drawing a rebuke from environmentalists, who said the proposal was ineffective and could endanger the bear population. The New Jersey Fish and Game Council voted to add a six-day hunt in October, to take effect in 2016, in addition to the six days scheduled in December. The proposal also increases the maximum bear harvest per hunter from one to two, starting next year, and expands the zones where hunting is allowed in the northern part of the state.
NEWS
May 25, 2014 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
Devon may be all about the horses, but on Saturday night some smaller four-legged creatures scampered into the spotlight. The crowd laughed and clapped loudly as 18 foxhounds bounded into the ring. Ears flapping, tails aloft, they formed a pack around three horses with three red-coated riders. One hound promptly lifted a leg on the shrubbery. Another ran sideways over a packmate. But all stayed safely clear of the hooves. They are, after all, professional hunters, trained to track foxes and lead riders to their prey.
NEWS
December 6, 2013 | BY BETH D'ADDONO, For the Daily News
WHEN IT comes to a love of hunting, Uncle Si has nothing on the Quackhead. The Quackhead (a/k/a Chuck Mangione), a roads-department worker in Atco, N.J., is an avid outdoorsman: a fisherman, hunter and member of the Outdoorsmen's Voice, a New Jersey hunting, fishing and social club. Mangione is also a crazy-good cook who makes use of every bit of meat from the game he kills - simmering pots of chili from venison, frying morsels of squirrel to coat in Buffalo wing sauce and baking local bluefish to serve his family of four.
NEWS
December 4, 2012 | By Joseph A. Gambardello, Inquirer Staff Writer
In June, the appearance of a large black bear in lower Camden County prompted the lockdown of an elementary school. Officials were not concerned that students at Waterford Township's Thomas Richards Elementary School were in actual danger, but they took the step as a precaution. The bear has not been seen in the area since, though its foray through backyards in the township prompted Waterford police to post on their website a link to the state Division of Fish and Wildlife's "Bear Facts" page.
NEWS
August 21, 2011 | By Charles J. Hanley, Associated Press
DISKO ISLAND, Greenland - The old hunter was troubled by the foreigners encroaching on his Inuit people's frozen lands. "The Inuit say that they are going to heat the siku [the sea ice] to make it melt. There will be almost no more winter," the elder said of the southerners in Jean Malaurie's The Last Kings of Thule, the French explorer's classic account of a year in the Arctic. That was 1951. Years later, another Inuit hunter looked out at Disko Bay from this island's rocky fringe and remembered driving his dogsled team over the solid glitter of the siku all the way to Ilulissat, a town 55 miles across the water.
SPORTS
August 19, 2011
PITTSBURGH - Phillip Hunt was the all-time sack leader at the University of Houston. NFL teams were so impressed by that that they didn't even bother to extend one of the 330 invitations to the 2009 predraft scouting combine to him or select him in any of the seven rounds of the draft that year. He ended up getting signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cleveland Browns, but quickly got cut and wasn't even considered worthy of a spot on their practice squad. The biggest strike against Hunt was his size - he's just 6-foot and maybe tops out at 245 if he jumps on the scale right after a trip to an all-you-can-eat buffet.
NEWS
April 13, 2011 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania hunters may now set their sights on porcupines - but only between September and the end of March. The Pennsylvania Game Commission on Tuesday amended its plan to approve a wide-open, shoot-'em-anytime season on the nation's second-largest rodent. But the commission, over objections of wildlife biologists, lifted the 30-year-old protections that had made it illegal to hunt the porcupine, a shy, nocturnal forest-dweller whose only protection is its spiky suit of 30,000 quills, and which is rarely seen in many parts of the state.
NEWS
April 12, 2011 | By Amy Worden, INQUIRER HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania hunters may now set their sights on porcupines - but only between September and the end of March. The Pennsylvania Game Commission on Tuesday amended its plan to approve a wide-open, shoot-'em-anytime season on the nation's second largest rodent. But the commission, over objections of wildlife biologists, lifted the 30-year-old protections that had made it illegal to hunt the porcupine, a shy, nocturnal forest-dweller whose only protection is its spiky suit of 30,000 quills, and who is rarely seen in many parts of the state.
NEWS
November 29, 2010 | By Larry King, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEAR CROSS FORK, Pa. - A half-century after that first youthful kill, the deer hunter trudged once more up a familiar old trail. The lonely, wooded slopes above Beech Bottom Run lay dusted with snow Saturday afternoon as the hunter, rifle over his shoulder, scanned them for wild turkey and a defining piece of his past. At the top of the mile-long climb rose a stand of soaring, old-growth hemlocks, their trunks up to three feet wide, somehow spared from the ravenous loggers of the 1890s.
NEWS
June 20, 2010
If your canine companion is the light of your life, you will welcome RuffWear's Track Jacket, which can make him more visible - and safer - when he's out and about. The bright orange nylon vest with 3M Scotchlite reflective piping rests lightly on the dog's back, held on by adjustable straps at the neck and ribs. A beam from any light source, such as car headlights or a flashlight, will make the reflective trim glow - a welcome safety measure at night and during hunting season. The water-resistant material helps protect the dog from the elements, and a polyester mesh lining helps keep him cool.
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