New Jersey Bird Hunting

2018-19 DATES CURRENTLY NOT PUBLISHED 

Seasons Span October 15 – 
February 20, 2017

New Jersey Bird Hunting

 

Resident License Fees:
$27.50

Non-Resident License Fees:
$135.50
2-Day $36.50

Special Permits:
Pheasant and Quail Stamp $40

Purchase License Online

Visit State DNR Website

*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific

State Drought Monitor – Upland hunting conditions are often highly dependent upon moisture for both habitat production and bird survival.

Ruffed Grouse

New Jersey Ruffed Grouse Season

North of Rt. 70: October 15 – December 3 and December 12, 13, 15 – 31, 2016
South of Rt. 70: November 12 – December 3 and December 12, 13, 15–31, 2016

Limits: 2 per day

Woodcock

New Jersey Woodcock Season

North Zone: October 20 – November 3, 2018 and November 6 – December 1, 2018
South Zone: November 10 – December 1, 2018 and December 13 – January 1, 2019

Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession

Bobwhite Quail

New Jersey Bobwhite Quail Season

Closed 2013, except in Peaslee and Greewood WMAs

 Limits: 4 per day

Ring-Necked Pheasant

New Jersey Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

November 12 – December 3 and December 12, 13 and December 15 – December 31, 2016 and January 2 – February 20, 2017

Limits: 2 per day

Chukar

New Jersey Chukar Season

November 12 – December 3 and December 12, 13 and December 15 – December 31, 2016 and January 2 – February 20, 2017

 Limits: 7 per day

Bird Hunting Buddies

Upland with Friends

It’s easy for me to get caught up in this solo pursuit. The rhythm of walking to the horizon with shotgun in hand appeals to my obsessive nature. Shut out the world and follow the dogs. Simple. Quiet. Rewarding. But decades ago I came to be a bird hunter because of friends sharing their experience … Read more

Dogs on Water Break

On the Road Again

Driving endless hours. It’s the not-so-glamourous part of this upland hunting pursuit. Thankfully the days afield tend to erase the days of pavement. The two longest drives of the year are always the first and last of the season. The anticipation of getting underway and the dread of completion make the toughest slogs. The 4,200 … Read more