"Don't feed the Deer" bill advances

A bill sponsored by Senators Steve Oroho and Bob Smith would make it illegal to feed whitetail deer except as bait for hunting, per a report in today's New Jersey Herald.  The bill would also help the "Hunters Helping the Hungry" program.

After a written warning, a violator could be subjext to a fine somewhere between $200 and $500 for a first offence.

"It's no secret that deer can be a nuisance in New Jersey's rural and suburban communities," Sen. Oroho said in a release.  "Car accidents involving deer account for thousands of collisions a year across the state."

Read the entire New Jersey Herald story here.  

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