Bear Permit Award Pickup Period Extended in New Jersey

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The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is informing those awarded bear permits in the lottery who were unable to pick them up before the deadline that the Award Pickup Period has been extended until 11:59 pm on Wednesday, November 16. A computer error resulted in the pickup period closing earlier than the actual deadline.

Because of this issue, the Over the Counter Sales of leftover and unclaimed permits will now begin at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 21. The division apologizes for the inconvenience and any confusion.

For information on the upcoming black bear hunting season, visit on the division's website.


hunter25's picture

I bet there were some

I bet there were some surprised guys when they went to get thier tags and found out it was over. I'm surprised though as if I had drawn a limited tag I would  have been picking mine up at the earliest opportunity. At least the mistake was realized and these hunters were given a second chance to bring that tag home.