Wednesday, February 8th, 2023
Wednesday, February 8th, 2023

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NJ township eyes leasing some land to hunters

Washington Township, N.J. (AP) – A Morris County community is
considering leasing parcels of open space to hunters as a way to
boost revenues.

Washington Township Mayor Ken Short says the idea is in the
preliminary stages. But he said the 1,300 acres of land preserved
from development and controlled by the township is a potential
moneymaking asset.

Short said the township, located about 40 miles west of Newark,
has a half-dozen parcels of 40 acres or more that could be used for
hunting.

There is precedent. Readington Township in Hunterdon County has
leased township-owned open space to hunting clubs for about eight
years. It was done initially as a means to control the deer
population, but this year the township will get $32,000 from the
leases.

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