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New Jersey Bird Hunting

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
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 15 – November 19, 2016
South Zone: November 12 – December 30, 2016

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

Lab in a Watering Hole

Getting to Know the Rubys a Foot at a Time

Going from barely above sea level to over 8,000 feet in the span of a few days is challenging. So I’ve elected to start this hunt just focusing on the next step.  Sure I’m here to bird hunt. But right now we just have to get  legs and lungs acclimated to this new environment. I … Read more

Brian Koch
New Mexico Sunset

Embrace the Hunting Curve

I kicked off this season hunting the entire month of September without ever pulling the trigger—for birds, not for big game, not for a once-in-a-lifetime tag draw. I never even came close. True, the Himalayan Snowcock might be the most challenging hunt in the country. This was my second attempt at those demons and I … Read more

Brian Koch
Alaska Mountains

The Alaska Standoff

Alaska and I are at odds. I’m here to take her birds. She’s not giving them up easily. I’m to earn them one vertical foot at a time until she has determined that sufficient  toll has been collected. She’s happy to show amazing places, jaw-dropping beauty, an abundance of nature viewing unrivaled anywhere else in … Read more

Brian Koch