The recent stories published in the paper about hunting were interesting, but ultimately not very helpful. Hunters know very well when they are allowed to hunt what kind of prey and with which weapons. They have to obtain a license to pursue their sport. It’s the uninformed thousands of people who run, hike, bike, canoe and kayak throughout the state parks and wildlife management areas in the Pine Barrens who need to know when to avoid certain areas for safety reasons.
The state’s website information on hunting is impossible for non-hunters to navigate, since you need to know which zone particular parks and WMAs are in. While Parker Preserve puts up a notice on the trailheads informing hikers that the area is closed for shotgun week, few other sites do the same.
Perhaps The Press could occasionally publish information on when and where hunting is legal and with what kind of weapon.
It’s disconcerting to hear gunshots in the woods or near South Jersey’s many waterways and not know if someone is hunting, if it’s a terrorist attack or if a neighbor is running amok.
Vera C. Stek
Egg Harbor City
Tax reform irresponsible
I support comprehensive tax reform, but I do not support the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
This irresponsible law will add $1.4 trillion to the deficit and could add as much as $1.7 trillion. The development of the bill completely left out Democrats. The proposal relies on magical thinking about economic growth in order to pretend there won’t be massive increases to the federal debt, and uses gimmicks to make it look like the changes in law will cost less down the road.
In 1986, the last time Congress did comprehensive tax reform, it was an inclusive, bipartisan process, and the Senate finally passed it by a vote of 97-3.
Congress is took it in the wrong direction and played tricks in order to get it done. They need to go back to the drawing board.
John de la Cretaz
North Cape May
Poll outweighs voters on Trump allegations
There is a theory circulating that the allegations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump have been judged by the public in the 2016 election. I don’t necessarily agree with the theory but I’d like to address it.
Trump won the election, but a poll showed more Americans believed the women accusing him than believed Trump. To me that means he lost the case.