New Jersey Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 15 – February 20, 2017

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