Nj Legal Buck Size

Smoothbore: Buckshot no less than #4 (0.24″) and no larger than #000 (0.36″) or a single projectile For high-end buck potential, focus on Morris, Hunterdon, Somerset, Mercer and Monmouth counties. Monmouth County appears to be the breeding ground for atypical males, who make up two of the state`s atypical B&C inputs and produce a 182-6/8-inch deer. Crossbows are legal throughout the archery season in New Jersey.  According to this analysis, the mere presence and possession of an easy-to-use weapon in New Jersey does not constitute “hunting”;  The presence and possession of a weapon is “readily usable”.   In other words, a functional weapon is not necessarily “easy to use.”   This distinction is decisive because of these facts.   The accused`s shotgun may have been easily functional at the time of arrest by the department, but it was not “easy to use” as it was completely and legally closed and carried by a deer driver who had handed all his grenades to another driver no less than fifty meters away.   This shotgun, as even Batten confirmed, was not yet ready for use at that time. A person who kills a deer at any time during legal seasons in that state must immediately affix the deer transport tag provided with the hunting license and transport the deer to a deer checkpoint by 7:00 p.m. on the day the deer was killed to record the killing and have a legal ownership tag affixed. This mark of ownership remains affixed until the carcass is consumed. The date in question, 8. December 2003 was actually the first day of the “six-day white-tailed deer gun season,” N.J.A.C.

7:25-5.27(a), colloquially known as “Buck Week.”   The “pocket limit” is “two deer with antlers at least three inches long” per hunter.  N.J.A.C. 7:25-5.27(b).  The Code excludes the hunting of these deer prior to obtaining a seasonal “transport mark” (“tag”).  Ibid.  The first stamp is issued by the department at the same time as the issuance of a hunting license.   A “deer supplemental transport tag” (“additional tag”) will not be issued until “registration of the first deer has been completed,” after which the permit holder may “continue to hunt and catch another deer with antlers at least three inches long during the current six-day firearms manufacturing season.”  Ibid.  A correct interpretation of these provisions suggests that post-harvest hunting and marking of the first deer is prohibited, even before the conditions for registration have been fulfilled and the additional mark is issued subsequently, if this does not exist for any reason other than the direct marking obligation triggered by the harvesting of a second deer.   Although the Code does not contain such express language, its more general prohibition suggests it: “No person shall take, attempt to take, hunt, kill or kill, shoot or attempt to shoot in any day or year more than the number of deer permitted by this Act.” N.J.A.C.

7:25-5.27(e). While the accused admitted that he could have left his shotgun with another hunter who stayed with the truck, Batten also acknowledged that the “socks” case was “legal for transporting a firearm to and from the house.”   In fact, Batten had “no doubt” that the defendant “was not on the ground with another licence or with a licence and was carrying a loaded weapon.”   Batten also admitted no factual basis “to doubt that the accused was driving deer, walking with other club members and carrying a firearm.”   Batten did not see the accused “take” or “try to take” a second deer, but claims to have seen him “chasing another deer or trying to hunt it” on the base of him. He carried this weapon into the forest without grenades. That`s right.”   Batten further acknowledged that there are no government regulations defining “hunting” as “carrying a weapon into the forest without grenades.”   In fact, Batten never saw the accused`s weapon outside of the case.   However, he charged the defendant with attempted hunting because he had returned to the forest as a driver before registering his first tagged and harvested deer, so he did not have an additional transport tag for each second deer hunted and harvested thereafter. The “attempted extraction” alleged by the State in its complaint is therefore not relevant in fact or in law to the violation of a seasonal catch restriction provided for by a law or regulation and relates to these facts only – if only – to the potential harvest of a second white-tailed deer before obtaining the additional mark.   Certainly, harvesting a second deer by a hunter who is not in possession of an additional tag would make it impossible to immediately attach it to the deer, a violation of N.J.S.A. 23:4-47.

  Such a failure to immediately label a deer would impose penalties on that N.J.S.A. approved hunter. 23:4-48.5 The division makes no such claim here, and cannot do so unless there is a second harvest. On the morning of December 8, 2003, approximately thirty-five members of the Louis Reuter Deer Club (“Club”), a hunting club based in Richwood, Gloucester County, for over fifty years, arrived in a wooded area bordered by Narrows Road in a remote section of Upper Township, Cape May County.   Between sunrise and the alleged 9:00 a.m. violation, defendant Joseph Bradley (“defendant”) – a duly licensed hunter and member of the club for twenty-six years – legally “harvested” his first deer on the first or second drive of the morning.1 He immediately marked it. Put it in the truck. completes the transport mark, which must be affixed to a deer. And my license, I went on the deer because I was done hunting. From there I went, I sank the gun, no grenades. Third, any allegation that the defendant violated a pocket limit by driving deer through the forests in these circumstances, as opposed to excessive harvesting, has no basis in fact or law.   In fact, the defendant hunted only one deer.

  Legally, neither the law nor the regulations exclude the “driving” of deer by a hunter after the first harvest or before admission.   On the contrary, our regulatory system imposes no time requirements on hunters of legally harvested deer, except (1) the immediate affixing of a transport tag to each deer caught3 and (2) the registration of each deer harvested before 7:00 p.m. on harvest day.4 The State does not claim that the defendant failed to affix the deer transport tag “immediately,” N.J.S.A. 23:4-47, or “the deer before 7:00 p.m. that day, when it was killed, at a deer checkpoint.”  N.J.A.C. 7:25-5.27(b). He followed this process, in line with the club`s long-standing practice because, as he acknowledged, “you can`t chase someone else until they`re legally registered.”   He did not immediately register the deer at the check-in station because “with the group of us. A crowd of 30, 40 boys, 3 trucks. It is not possible for someone to just take the truck and leave the other people stranded.

Instead, hunters hunted deer. “come in at lunchtime and save them”;  In the meantime, “whoever kills the deer will be a driver.”  ”You`re shooting a deer,” he explained, “you`re done by the time it`s recorded.” Muzzle magazine: single-barrel, single-barrelled rifle OR single or double-barreled smoothbore rifle. Flintlock, percussion and in-line ignitions allowed. Electronic ignitions are not legal. The defendant`s intention was to “not hunt deer in any way during this trip” Even if he had intended otherwise, he explained, the slaughter of a deer would not have been possible in the circumstances described, for several reasons.   First, he had no grenades.   Second, the typical distance between “drivers” on a deer ride – “50 to 60 meters” – prevents shells from being shared between drivers.   In fact, “during a ride, you`re not close enough.”   Third, prepare to fire with a shotgun, both unloaded and with a holster, remove the pistol sheathed from his shoulder, remove the weapon from the suitcase, get grenades from another driver at least 50 meters away, load the shell(s) into the shotgun before firing, and then, assuming the deer remained both in sight and within reach. Aiming and shooting, a cumbersome procedure that was probably not carried out before the theft of wild game.   The defendant further admitted the abject illegality of any attempt on his part to hunt during a voyage while his hunting license remained with his captured deer.

 N.J.S.A. 2C:39-6f(2). Between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011, there were more than one million deer-related collisions in the United States. From 2011 to 2012, more than 31,192 vehicle collisions involving deer occurred in New Jersey alone, increasing the likelihood of hitting a deer by 1 in 191. Although the frequency of wildlife-vehicle collisions is largely influenced by human population size, road density, deer density, season, habitat, road type and speed limit, defensive driving behaviour has been shown to minimize the risk of crashes.