Just a follow up on what's going on with that bow hunt at Garrett Mountain Reservation. Animal rights proponents will be attending the meeting of the Board of Freeholders on January 26, 2010. This meeting will be at 401 Grand Street, Paterson, NJ 07502. Contact number is 973-881-4402. Time is 5:30pm. I would not be able to make that meeting since I work in Manhattan from 10-6. But for those who are free, please attend and make good use of the few seconds you might get to express your opinion. Time is always limited in public meetings like these, and so go straight to the point and do not ramble on. Some of the people will be bringing photos that, in a way, can speak louder than words.
Please stress that there is a humane alternative to bow and arrow hunting. GonaCon was approved by the FDA late last year, and is estimated to cost from $7 to $10 per shot. Compare that to the $20,000 that the board allotted to make this hunt possible and you will realize the magnitude of their foolishness. The contraceptive works for five years. This alternative doesn't put the public in danger unlike when guns, bows and arrows are used.
There are approximately 70 residences that border Garrett Mountain Reservation, and these residents can just walk right into the grounds of the reservation from their homes. This is the kind of place where this bow hunt is occurring. Remember, this bow hunt was authorized by the Board of Freeholders without public notice and comment. Mayor Pat Lepore is the main proponent of this hunt. Give em Hell. Remember him on election day.