Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Successful Season & Passion Project Info

It looks as though my turkey hunting years go 3 for 3 now, since I have finally bagged another large bird.  My dad's Remington 11-87 12 gauge has done it again and led me to success.  Recently my father and I went hunting on the farm in South Jersey and bagged a beautiful 10 1/2 inch longbeard turkey.  It had 1 3/8 inch spurs and we're very excited to mount it.  This turkey is very large for New Jersey and we called it in all the way across the hay field over a course of an hour or more.  The biggest task I need to complete ow is finishing my powerpoint on hunting and trapping in New Jersey and compiling all of my information.  The most interesting thing I have learned is closely related to my hunt.  Calling a from across a field for a turkey with a hen and jake decoy will prove very successful and will draw in your bird.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Closing of the Season

I  have learned more about the hunting and trapping laws of New Jersey, but have found it challenging to put these tasks into action.  It is hard to trap as the season closes, and hunting is limited to turkeys during the April months now.  My next step is to learn more about what the most desirable, expensive, or dangerous game there is to hunt and trap.  I have been succesful by trapping a raccoon and an opossum this trapping season, and I am working on hopefully bagging a turkey by the end of this month.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Benefits of hunting

When hunting, you get to see a lot of wildlife and you might even see something you don't expect.  You never know what you might see, for example I have been hunting for deer and only seen a turkey, fox, and a million little birds, squirrels, and rabbits.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Passion Project

The focus of this blog is to inform and compare hunting and trapping.  Should you hunt, or is trapping sufficient? Would you pick one over the other, or just pick both?  I chose this because I wanted to inform about hunting and trapping in the state of New Jersey.

What's the Difference?

Hunting is when you track and wait for animals to come by or stalking them in hopes to bag it.

Trapping is when you put one of many traps and bait out where you wish to capture an animal for either money, relocation, or keeping it from getting in somewhere.