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Doc @ TANJ just sent this to me - please help!

Fellow TANJ & Tradgang members ....

Please complete the form on the below link. This is a good bill and we need to get the Governor to sign it.

Thank You,
Gerry Doc DeCaro
President
TANJ

To all outdoorsmen and women:

NJOA CF council members are pleased to announce that New Jersey’s Senate and Assembly passed with overwhelming support Bills S573/A2443, “Apprentice Firearm Hunting License and Apprentice Bow and Arrow License”.

The NJOA CF supported Bill, “Apprentice Firearm Hunting License and Apprentice Bow and Arrow License” provides for the safe and responsible stewardship of New Jersey’s natural resources.

Contact Governor Christie and ask him to sign the Bill into law. It is not only good public policy, but also helps protect the future of hunting for current and future generations! Here's a NJOA link with a prewritten letter that can be sent by email (or printed and mailed) to Governor Christie ~

ALERT LETTER

Also, we've listed below some facts and figures for your consideration.

Sincerely,
Anthony P. Mauro, Sr
Chair
New Jersey Outdoor Alliance (CF)

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FACTS & FIGURES:

Summary:
Bills S573/A2443, “Apprentice Firearm Hunting License and Apprentice Bow and Arrow License”
allow for any person 21 years age and holding a regular license for firearm or bow and arrow hunting, to be a mentor for an apprentice above 14 years of age. The apprentice must purchase an apprentice license, but would not be required to complete the safety course. Thirty-three states currently sell Apprentice or Mentored Hunting Licenses. Two states adopted the alternative approach of simply lowering minimum hunting ages.

The bill would limit the number of times a person may be issued a given type of apprentice license to twice in a lifetime. The mentor is subject to all penalties for violations committed by the apprentice while under his or her direct supervision.

The licenses would expire on December 31 of the year of issue.

More information:
People 14 years and older can hunt in NJ – unsupervised – with the hunter safety course. This bill will allow those 14 years and older to hunt supervised.

Most hunters are introduced to hunting by a parent. Currently, hunters ages 25-54—adults likely to have children mature enough to be introduced and mentored in hunting—represent a large proportion, 64 percent, of hunters. Parents should be free to decide when their children are mature enough for hunting. Bill S573/A2443 has set the age at 14 years-of-age (in many states the age is 10), with a mentor of at least 21 years-of-age..

“Supervised” adult and youth hunters are “especially safe”. National statistics show that young hunters, particularly those supervised by an attentive parent or other responsible adult, compose a fraction of the hunting-related firearms incidents that occur each year. Researchers found that most youth hunter incidents occurred in the absence of an adult.

Roll Call:
Votes in Senate and Assembly on Bills S573/A2443, “Apprentice Firearm Hunting License and Apprentice Bow and Arrow License”

SENATE:

Addiego, Dawn Marie – Yes
Allen, Diane B. – Yes
Barnes, Peter J., III - Yes
Bateman, Christopher – No
Beach, James – Yes
Beck, Jennifer - Yes
Bucco, Anthony R. – Yes
Cardinale, Gerald – Yes
Codey, Richard J. - Not Voting
Connors, Christopher J. – Yes
Cruz-Perez, Nilsa – Yes
Cunningham, Sandra B. - Yes
Doherty, Michael J. – Yes
Gill, Nia H. - Not Voting
Gordon, Robert M. - Yes
Greenstein, Linda R. - Not Voting
Holzapfel, James W. – Yes
Kean, Thomas H., Jr. - Yes
Kyrillos, Joseph M., Jr. – Yes
Lesniak, Raymond J. – Yes
Madden, Fred H., Jr. - Yes
O'Toole, Kevin J. – Yes
Oroho, Steven V. – Yes
Pennacchio, Joseph - Yes
Pou, Nellie - Not Voting
Rice, Ronald L. – Yes
Ruiz, M. Teresa - Not Voting
Sacco, Nicholas J. – Yes
Sarlo, Paul A. – Yes
Scutari, Nicholas P. - Yes
Singer, Robert W. – Yes
Smith, Bob – Yes
Stack, Brian P. - Not Voting
Sweeney, Stephen M. – Yes
Thompson, Samuel D. - Not Voting
Turner, Shirley K. - Not Voting
Van Drew, Jeff – Yes
Vitale, Joseph F. – Yes
Weinberg, Loretta - Yes
Whelan, Jim - Yes


ASSEMBLY

Andrzejczak, Bob - Yes
Angelini, Mary Pat - Yes
Auth, Robert - YesBenson, Daniel R. - Yes
Bramnick, Jon M. - Yes
Brown, Chris A. - Yes
Brown, Christopher J. - Not Voting
Bucco, Anthony M. - Yes
Burzichelli, John J. - Yes
Caputo, Ralph R. - Yes
Caride, Marlene - Yes
Carroll, Michael Patrick - Yes
Casagrande, Caroline - Yes
Ciattarelli, Jack M. - Yes
Clifton, Robert D. - Yes
Conaway, Herb, Jr. - Yes
Coughlin, Craig J. - Yes
Dancer, Ronald S. - Yes
Danielsen, Joe - Yes
DeAngelo, Wayne P. - Yes
DeCroce, BettyLou - Yes
DiMaio, John - Yes
Diegnan, Patrick J., Jr. - Yes
Egan, Joseph V. - Not Voting
Eustace, Tim - YesFiocchi,
Samuel L. – Yes
Fuentes, Angel - Yes
Garcia, Carmelo G. - Yes
Giblin, Thomas P. - Yes Gove,
DiAnne C. - Yes
Green, Jerry - Yes
Greenwald, Louis D. - Yes
Gusciora, Reed - Yes
Handlin, Amy H. - Yes
Holley, Jamel C. - Yes
Jasey, Mila M. - Yes
Jimenez, Angelica M. - Yes
Johnson, Gordon M. - Yes
Kean, Sean T. - Yes
Lagana, Joseph A. - Yes
Lampitt, Pamela R. - Yes
Mainor, Charles - Yes
Mazzeo, Vincent - Yes
McGuckin, Gregory P. - Yes
McHose, Alison Littell - Yes
McKeon, John F. - Yes
Moriarty, Paul D. - Yes
Mosquera, Gabriela M. - Yes
Mukherji, Raj - Yes
Munoz, Nancy F. - Yes
Muoio, Elizabeth Maher - Yes
O'Donnell, Jason - Yes
O'Scanlon, Declan J., Jr. - Yes
Oliver, Sheila Y. - Yes
Peterson, Erik - Yes
Pinkin, Nancy J. - Yes
Pintor Marin, Eliana - Yes
Prieto, Vincent - Yes
Quijano, Annette - Yes
Rible, David P. - Yes
Rodriguez-Gregg, Maria - Yes
Rumana, Scott T. - Yes
Rumpf, Brian E. - Yes
Russo, David C. - Yes
Schaer, Gary S. - Yes
Schepisi, Holly - Not Voting
Simon, Donna M. - Yes
Singleton, Troy - Yes
Space, Parker - Yes
Spencer, L. Grace - Not Voting
Stender, Linda - Yes
Sumter, Shavonda E. - Yes
Taliaferro, Adam J. - Yes
Tucker, Cleopatra G. - Yes
Vainieri Huttle, Valerie - Yes
Webber, Jay - Yes
Wilson, Gilbert L. - Yes
Wimberly, Benjie E. - Yes
Wisniewski, John S. - Yes
Wolfe, David W. - Yes

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