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  1. PINEY MIKE

    Piney River Paddle

    Did a nice little paddle a few days ago. Brought the tent and camped by the river. Left it like we found it of course and didnt see a soul the entire evening and morning. We did startle 4-5 wood ducks during our paddle out, along with a bunch of deer catching drinks from the river, saw a Jake...
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    Quality Drinking Water at Risk?

    Found this today and thought it was interesting. http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/01/chris_christie_signs_law_slammed_as_flushing_water_quality_down_the_toilet.html#incart_river_default
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    Fish and Wildlife bill:

    Not sure why this would fall under the agriculture division, but what do I know. http://www.nj.com/burlington/index.ssf/2013/01/bills_seek_to_move_division_of_fish_and_wildlife.html#incart_river_default
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    Green Bank Inn... closed for good.

    I know the Green Bank Inn was a favorite for some members here, it was probably my favorite bar in NJ. Sadly, the owner passed away about 2 months ago. Her family was operating the bar for a little run there, but I just learned last night the inn closed earlier this week and will not be...
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    Spring is here...

    Like most nature lovers, I always associate spring with certain wildlife. I saw the huge moon on the horizon last night so we took the dog for a walk in the pines at dusk. The whippoorwills were at it. Heard a great horned owl shortly after. By the time we reached the truck the coyotes were...
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    Help with tavern on White Horse Pike

    I probably enjoy hitting dive bars in the pines as much as I enjoy exploring the trails and historical sites. Anyway, last summer I had to take a series of detours from Green Bank to Shamong when the bridges were out. I ended up on rt 3o and think I was south of 206. I passed a really neat...
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    Crash near Forked River Mt???

    Hi All, While traveling through the Forked River Mt area yesterday (Sunday), I came across an ambulance and some police back in the woods. An officer waived me over and asked me a few questions about the trails. Apparently, a man was in a dirt bike crash and was unconscious. His friend called...
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    Paddle anyone?

    Hi All, Was wondering if some of the forum crew would want to get together for a weekend paddle before the crazies get on the rivers for the summer. I'd like to do the Wading, Oswego, or Mullica and was thinking maybe the weekend of June 4th and 5th. Either day works and of course the deciding...
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    Decoy and Gunning Show

    Just thought Id throw this out there if anyone is interested in attending.. the annual decoy and gunning show at Tuckerton Seaport is this weekend. Great time to check out some local carvers and get plenty of history on hunting the Barnegat Bay area. Lots of various artists, as well as...
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    Fishing: Spring Striper Action

    Heard they're getting plenty of stripers from Manasquan to LBI this week and I know theres a few of you on the site who always seem interested this time of year. Between the rain and wind I havent been out for a a little bit. Get out and fish the bay and ocean if you have the oppurtunity when...
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    Mink?

    Anyone know what the numbers of mink are like in the pines? While driving home Saturday night around 10pm, I saw run in front of me what I thought to be my first mink sighting. I've come across many otter, both in NJ and at our place in the Adirondacks, but this animal was a bit smaller, darker...
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    The Woodshed a forgotten place?

    Heard the bad news that the Woodshed on 72 has closed. I hope a new owner takes over and keeps it alive. I loved the pool table, jukebox, and warmth of their woodstove. You know you're in a piney bar when there are more pickerel than bass mounted on the walls.
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    Oyster Creek hearings.

    This from Jan 8, but the hearings are being held in Lacey in the near future through the DEP regarding the request for cooling towers at the plant. Waiting to see what Christie plans to do about all this (although I think I already know) since it was put into place under Corzine...
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    Fishing the bay and ocean

    If anyone wants some good fishing action the bay and surf are bubbling with stripers and blues. Got out on the boat last weekend and hit the surf yesterday (no pics yesterday, but got a nice keeper). Might have to wait till this storm blows by first.
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    Sweetwater Casino?

    I hear mixed info on the Sweetwater Casino. Can someone please verify if they have reopened. I'd appreciate it, as I'll be in the area and would like to stop in if possible. Thanks in advance.
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    Gun Ammo Bill?

    Anyone have any info on whether the following bill passed? I cant seem to find out if it did, and if so, when these requirements will go into effect. Looks like all hand gun ammo will have to be coded and kept on record and any older uncoded ammo is to be destroyed or fines will follow. The...
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    Bird Hunting Question in Greenwood

    Looking for some info on the stocking of Greenwood Forest. I've been to Colliers Mills many times, but Im now closer to Greenwood. Anyone know what areas the bird stockings take place? Thought Id inquire here before calling the DEC. Id like to start scouting the area for next season. I know...
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    Who burns??

    Wood, not weed silly :clint:. Im looking at new wood burning stoves for our home and am guessing a lot of us in the pines burn wood. Do any of you guys have a good stove or horror stories about bad ones? I was leaning towards a Vermont Castings cause my uncle's kicks ass up at his cabin, but...