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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
Late Season Bobwhite

3000 Miles for One Bird

The sun is dipping into the horizon and the thermometer reads 19° when the dogs and I return to the truck after hunting the final day of upland season in Kansas. A quick check of the fitness band reveals I’ve hiked over 12 miles in eight inches of new snowfall. The dogs never stopped hunting … Read more

Brian Koch
Drought Image

Upland Birds Seeing Red

The US Drought Monitor Map gives a pretty depressing view for more than half the country. There is a distinct yellow to deep red tone painting most of the areas west of the Mississippi and south of the Oregon Trail. The Drought Monitor uses a number of factors – soil moisture, streamflow, precipitation and more … Read more

Brian Koch