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Trenton, NJ – Sportsmen coalition speaks out against the restriction of sportsmen from the public lands they pay for.

The New Jersey Outdoor Alliance on Saturday released a statement condemning the bullying of law-abiding sportsmen on ad restricted access to public lands supported by funding generated by sports such as hunting and fishing in conjunction with National Hunting ad Fishing Day and National Public Lands Day, both of which are observed on Saturday, September 28th.

"Today we celebrate two very important days to America's sporting heritage - as it is both National Hunting and Fishing Day and National Public Lands Day." said NJOA spokesman Cody McLaughlin, "But let today be a reminder that a rogue Governor arbitrarily and capriciously restricted law-abiding sportsmen from pursuing a legal, ethical, and scientifically-backed hunt that advanced conservation goals in the name of political extremists."

In the summer of 2018, Governor Murphy arbitrarily and capriciously restricted bear hunters in the state from pursuing a conservation hunt recommended by the best available science to control the state's exploding. A coalition of sportsmen's groups including the New Jersey Outdoor Alliance, Sportsmen's Alliance, and Safari Club International brought a lawsuit against the Governor decrying the decision. A decision is currently pending.

About the New Jersey Outdoor Alliance: New Jersey Outdoor Alliance’s mission is “preservation through conservation.” NJOA serves as a grassroots coalition of outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen dedicated to the conservation of natural resources and environmental stewardship that champions the intrinsic value of fishing, hunting and trapping, among opinion leaders, policy makers, and the public at-large. To learn more about the organization, please visit: https://njoutdooralliance.org/