[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Wharton 5-7-2012 by Ord. No. O-10-12. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to control and manage the deer population within the Borough of Wharton.
Hunting of deer is limited to the Borough property located on Irondale Mountain and designated as Block 1501, Lot 1, only by permit issued in accordance with this chapter.
Hunting of deer shall be by bow and arrow only.
Hunting shall be on the above property only on weekdays and Saturdays beginning on September 1 and ending on November 30 during the fall bow and permit bow seasons for deer as established annually by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife.
[Amended 9-14-2015 by Ord. No. O-14-15]
Twenty-five permits will be issued by the Borough Clerk, during regular business hours, each year on a first-come, first-served basis for $25 each. Permits will be issued beginning on September 1 of each year or on the next business day thereafter. Applications by mail will be accepted but shall not be processed each day until after all walk-in applicants that day are processed.
All applicants must possess a current bow and arrow hunting license issued by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife. Hunters wishing to hunt during the permit hunting season must also possess a valid hunting season permit issued by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife.
All state hunting regulations, licensing requirements and permit requirements shall remain in full force and effect except as expressly modified herein. Permit holders are responsible for obtaining and following all state regulations and Borough of Wharton park regulations.
Permit holders shall be required to park their designated vehicle in the Robert Street parking lot or the canal parking lot and shall display a parking placard issued by the Borough Clerk in the front windshield of their vehicle.
Permit holders shall keep their permit in their possession at all times while hunting on Borough property and shall produce the permit for inspection upon request by officials of the Borough Police Department and the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife.
Permit holders shall only hunt from a portable elevated platform (tree stand). The use or construction of permanent tree stands is prohibited. Portable tree stands are used at the user's risk. The permit holder's name and permit number shall be on the stand in a location that is readily visible.
Permit holders shall not cross or go on private property. Permit holders are responsible for knowing the boundaries of the designated property and the location of all safety zones.