New Jersey Hunting News

Leftover Spring Turkey Hunting Permits
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife will offer leftover wild turkey hunting permits on the Internet beginning Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. Thereafter, leftover permits will be available 24 hours a day at through the new Integrated Electronic Licensing System.
Wildlife Management Areas Surpass 300,000-Acre Mark
Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Lisa P. Jackson today announced that New Jersey's network of wildlife management areas has topped 304,000 acres, making it one of the largest in the Northeast.
Coyote and Fox Permits
Permits are required to hunt coyote, red or gray fox from January 16 - February 20, 2006. Permits for individuals who mailed their applications by the deadline will be mailed out during the week of January 3, 2006. For those individuals who did not mail an application, permits will be made available for purchase over the counter at select division offices.
Youth Firearm Deer Hunt November 19
Properly licensed and supervised youth hunters will be allowed to firearm hunt for one deer on Saturday, November 19, as part of the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife’s popular Take a Kid Hunting Program.
Special Area Deer Season Permits Available
Due to a limited number of permits available, only 10 zones participated in a lottery system this year. Those zones included 37, 38, 56, 57, 58, 59, 61, 64, 66 and 67. Although the mail-in lottery system for issuing special deer hunting permits was successful, there are a limited number of left-over permits in zones 37, 56, 57, 58, 59 and 67 available for over-the-counter sales.
Fall Turkey Season Opens October 31
Fall is a great time to be outdoors in New Jersey and our colorful foliage rivals that of any New England state. The cooler temperatures and low humidity of autumn are ideal conditions for the turkey hunter.
Youth Deer Bow Hunting Day September 24
The Division of Fish and Wildlife will offer its very first Youth Deer Bow Hunting Day on Saturday, September 24. Young hunters with a valid youth bow hunting license and proper adult supervision can hunt statewide for one deer on this day as part of the "Take A Kid Hunting" program.
Wildlife Action Plan
The SWG program provides federal funds to states for the conservation of species that are endangered, threatened, rare or have special conservation needs. New Jersey now gets approximately $1.1 million dollars of SWG funding each year. Your contributions to the Division's Endangered and Nongame Species Program provide the 25% match that enable us to obtain these critical federal funds.
Bank-A-Doe Program
Bank-A-Doe is a new program hunters can use in Earn-A-Buck (EAB) zones only (zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 36, 41, 49, 50 and 51). The Bank-A-Doe program allows hunters to fulfill the Permit Bow season antlerless requirement in EAB zones with antlerless deer harvested from EAB zones during the regular Fall Bow season.
Deer Permit Application and Information
The 2005-06 Deer Permit Application Form will be available in the 2005 Fish and Wildlife Digest Hunting Issue which is published mid-August, but is also available online in PDF format for non-residents and others wishing to submit it.