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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 with Ptarmigan

Whitetailed Demons

Something is wrong with me. Any other sane bird hunter would have packed up and moved to the interior where the bird numbers and density are greater. But I’m entrenched in the Kenai and I can’t get away from it. I’ve shot a Whitetailed Ptarmigan already. I’ve seen where they live. I know their confounding … Read more

Brian Koch
Dad with Rooster

Making Kansas Memories

Opening day in Kansas occupies a sacred  place for me since this is the territory  where my upland obsession really took hold years ago. The bulk of the state has a dismal bird forecast like much of the rest of the Midwest this year. There are some bright spots which have been deemed the north … Read more

Brian Koch
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

Brian Koch