New Jersey Fall Turkey Permit Applications Now Available

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The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife reminds hunters that the Fall Turkey Season Permit Application period opened on August 1 and will close at 11:59 pm on August 31, 2010. Applications can be made at any license agent or on-line.

Successful applicants will be notified during the week of September 13. Applicants can review their lottery application and see lottery results at Hunters can change the area they apply for prior to the close of the application period.

Successful applicants must claim awarded permits prior to the 11:59 p.m. deadline on Sunday, October 3. All unclaimed permits will be returned to the quota and become available on a first come first serve basis for over the counter sales. There are no exceptions.

All leftover and unclaimed permits will be available on a first come first serve basis beginning at 10:00 a.m. on TUESDAY, October 5. Leftover permits can be purchased at license agents and/or at Permits will be available as long as the permit supply lasts or the season ends. If you decide to use the Internet you cannot print the permits from home. They must be mailed, and can take 7 - 10 business days (additional shipping charges apply).


Fall Turkey Season is open for the following Turkey Hunting Areas only: 1-5, 8, 9, 11 and 20-22.

Turkey Hunters should note that beginning last year THA 22 opened for Fall Turkey Season. Boundary descriptions for all THAs, along with fall season regulations, can be found in the 2010 Wild Turkey Hunting Season Information Booklet (pdf, 420kb).

Summary of Important Dates and Deadlines for Fall Turkey Permits

  • Turkey Permit Lottery Application Period - August 1 to August 31, 2010
  • Turkey Lottery Award Notification and Permit Pickup - September 13 until October 3 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Fall Turkey Permits - Leftover Sales October 5 at 10:00 a.m. until end of season
  • Farmer Turkey Permits - October 5 at 10:00 a.m. until end of season