Recent content by NJChileHead

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    Hikes like Tom's Pond Trail

    Try the Mullica River Wilderness Trail, which is adjacent to Tom's Pond Trail (it's the yellow trail on the Wharton Map). Starting from Batsto Village, it hugs the river for a good stretch. It's a really nice hike, and from Batsto to the first campground is probably a 3-4 mile hike one way...
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    Eco-terrorism?

    Sickening
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    SHOULD OCEAN COUNTY AMEND NATURAL LANDS TRUST PROGRAM?

    No, but that's not a bad idea, now I know what to ask my next of kin to do with my ashes :p From the EPA website: "Active recreation refers to a structured individual or team activity that requires the use of special facilities, courses, fields, or equipment. Examples of Active...
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    SHOULD OCEAN COUNTY AMEND NATURAL LANDS TRUST PROGRAM?

    From what I have experienced so far, I agree that it will not. Active recreation will always bring in more money to the landowner and the parks systems than "passive recreation" (never liked that word), so the choice will often be an easy one for the landowner/parks system. Ironically, I don't...
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    Pine Barrens Fishing Question

    Thanks Rednek, the Atsion, Mullica and Batsto Rivers sound tempting to try.
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    Pine Barrens Fishing Question

    Thanks Fellas! Someone PM'ed me a few good points for PB fishing, which brought me to one more question if you don't mind-we have fished streams up here and had a blast, often looking for pools, bends and structure. Any pointers for fishing Pine Barrens streams? We find the streams more fun than...
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    Pine Barrens Fishing Question

    Earlier this summer, both of my boys (ages 8 and 11) took a more serious interest in fishing, and we got out a bit in our area here in Central NJ. They have expressed interest in fishing in the Pine Barrens, and I'd love to take them. I was wondering if anyone could recommend some decent places...
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    Hello...is there anybody in there

    Great shot of the red-bellied cooter in that first pic Toothy Critter! Also, regarding mullein, the dried stalk makes a good hand drill for friction fire.
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    Green Treefrog Expanding Range

    Hey Al, great find, and really interesting! Regarding the hybridization in NJ, there was a thread about this a few years ago: https://forums.njpinebarrens.com/threads/pbtf-and-green-tree-frog-range-overlap.9947/ I read a few years back about hybrids between the two in Florida, specifically...
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    Exploring Streams In Lacey Today

    Beautiful spots and great pics! Thank you for sharing!
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    Stupid Question. Re: Bird at Feeder

    Agree with 46er, female brown-headed cowbird. They do move in flocks in winter, often with red-winged blackbirds and starlings mixed in (sometimes grackles too), then the flocks break up in spring to nest and you'll see the individuals. BTW, they are nest parasites.
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    Music for the day

    Great song 46er.
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    Paper Wasps

    Whatever you do, don't call these guys!
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    Results of NJ WMA User Survey

    Darn it Boyd, I didn't realize it was a duplicate thread.
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    Results of NJ WMA User Survey

    Found here: https://www.njfishandwildlife.com/pdf/2018/wma_user_surveyrpt18.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery