State says fox killing necessary to protect piping plover

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MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY – Residents of Brigantine Island are rallying against the state killing foxes in the North Brigantine Natural Area, while wildlife enthusiasts stress the need to protect the endangered piping plover there.

Members of the Real Brigantine Facebook group are encouraging each other to write letters to the governor objecting to the practice.

The controversy is happening in the wake of the Department of Environmental Protection taking over permitting for beach driving there. After the DEP announced beach drivers would now need to buy a second permit from the state …

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