Are WMAs really still open? Or did they just forget to close them?
Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 118 closing State Parks and State Forests DOES NOT make an exception for fishing or hunting on those lands.
Shhhhhhhhhh!Here's another question for all to think about: According to my calendar, turkey hunting season starts next Saturday 4/18 with a Youth hunting day, then Monday-Saturday Spring Turkey Season days. I'm not a hunter, just curious. Canceled? WMAs and private property only? (Are WMAs really still open? Or did they just forget to close them?)
I really don’t like facts getting in the way of the real story.If you like "original source" material (rather than filtered/recycled) you can read today's Executive Order 118 here:
I have some training but won't utilize a boat.
Law enforcement, including New Jersey State Police, State Park Police and Conservation Police, will enforce this order at parks, forests and among boaters on state open waters to ensure compliance with social distancing mandates.
But the enormity of the situation isn't sinking in for a lot of people yet.
True enough. It's a shame the government took so long in acting to close things down. We elect them to make the hard decisions such as this; it should not have taken so long. People will migrate to what is available to them, as seen in some of the posts here. But its all water under the bridge for now; hopefully they will get their act together should round 2 come along.
I have asked this question an several of the virus web sites and no response yet. There are good directions on how to use a mask and gloves, but nowhere is there info as to what effect the virus has on your clothing. If someone sneezes/coughs and you are in range, it will land on your clothing, just as it lands on other materials. How long will it stay active, if at all, and if it does, how best to wash the clothing.
But, apparently the WMA's are still open
Try as you might, there's no guarantee that you won't cross paths out there with someone who can pass Covid-19 on to you.
I work out of my house. When I don't have to work, I am now trapped in my house with my wife, who is a nurse, and my stepson, who works for a bank and was told to go home for 2 weeks because a co-worker may have been exposed. I share the same kitchen, bathrooms and air.
I am 66 and have asthma.I do however, run 3 or 4 days a week, and on the days I don't, I go into the woods, hike and take photographs.
The woods have fresh air and sunshine. I go to remote locations where I see no one.
Staying in my house is obviously, clearly, unsafe, and going into Lower Friendship by the Tulpehocken is completely safe.
See you in the woods.
Fantastic posts, couldn't agree with these points more.There are many good points on the thread from all perspectives and I am sensitive to those who have lost close ones and/or medically treating folks. I do not take this pandemic lightly. However, I feel compelled to share my viewpoint and do not intend to offend anyone. Like anything in life – there are two paths: educate and encourage, or dictate and micromanage. I, too, watched the video taken of cars lined up on Pleasant Mills Road at Batsto. However, the video did not show any evidence of folks not adhering to social distancing guidelines. The perception of the video is also misleading. Cars lined up in single file on a secondary road can show the appearance of crowding. If you took the actual count of the vehicles and placed them in a parking lot, the perception would suggest a desolate situation and you could cue the tumbleweed to blow on by. My intention is not to be insensitive to our current reality. I will take every sound measure to protect my family, myself, and others from this horrific disease but you would have a hard time in convincing me that this measure is warranted. In fact it contradicts all of the recommendations to exercise and get out in fresh air. Am I to believe that it is safer for my family and I to walk along the shoulder of a much more traveled paved road as opposed to hiking a trail in the pines? Furthermore, everyone seems to point to the fact that this will subside in short time. We do not know this. In fact, there are conflicting reports daily. Latest is schools may not reconvene in the fall… now, directly to the core, this measure is NO different than gun control. We are essentially punishing all for the acts of few. Unacceptable.