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New Jersey

Everything you need to plan your hunting trips, from maps to regulations and beyond.

Overview

Known For

State lands closed to black bear hunting

Terrain

Majority is coastal plains with some ridges and valleys

Hunting Seasons

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Season Start Date End Date
Coyote
Coyote – Archery
All coyotes must be reported within 24 hours. No limit.
Oct 1, 2022 Nov 11, 2022
Coyote
Coyote – Firearm & Archery
All coyotes must be reported within 24 hours. No limit. Rifle permit required. See regulations for specific days allowed to hunt.
Nov 12, 2022 Mar 15, 2023
Deer
Deer – Fall Archery 1
See regulations for hunting zones and bag limits.
Sep 10, 2022 Sep 30, 2022
Deer
Deer – Youth Archery
Sep 24, 2022 Sep 24, 2022
Deer
Deer – Fall Archery 2
See regulations for hunting zones and bag limits.
Oct 1, 2022 Oct 28, 2022
Deer
Deer – Permit Bow 1
See regulations for hunting zones and bag limits.
Oct 29, 2022 Dec 24, 2022
Deer
Deer – Permit Bow 4
See regulations for hunting zones and bag limits.
Oct 29, 2022 Nov 19, 2022
Deer
Deer – Permit Bow 3
See regulations for hunting zones and bag limits.
Oct 29, 2022 Nov 27, 2022
Deer
Deer – Youth Firearm
Nov 19, 2022 Nov 19, 2022
Deer
Deer – Permit Muzzleloader Antlerless 1
See regulations for hunting zones and bag limits.
Nov 21, 2022 Nov 23, 2022
Deer
Deer – Permit Shotgun Antlerless 1
See regulations for hunting zones and bag limits.
Nov 21, 2022 Nov 23, 2022
Deer
Deer – Permit Shotgun Antlerless 2
See regulations for hunting zones and bag limits.
Nov 25, 2022 Nov 25, 2022
Deer
Deer – Permit Muzzleloader Antlerless 2
See regulations for hunting zones and bag limits.
Nov 25, 2022 Nov 25, 2022
Deer
Deer – Permit Muzzleloader Either Sex 1
See regulations for hunting zones and bag limits.
Nov 28, 2022 Nov 29, 2022
Deer
Deer – Permit Muzzleloader Antlerless 3
See regulations for hunting zones and bag limits.
Dec 5, 2022 Dec 10, 2022
Deer
Deer – Six Day Firearm
Dec 5, 2022 Dec 10, 2022
Deer
Deer – Permit Shotgun Antlerless 3
See regulations for hunting zones and bag limits.
Dec 5, 2022 Dec 10, 2022
Deer
Deer – Permit Muzzleloader Either Sex 2
See regulations for hunting zones and bag limits.
Dec 12, 2022 Dec 13, 2022
Deer
Deer – Permit Shotgun Either Sex 1
See regulations for hunting zones and bag limits.
Dec 14, 2022 Dec 16, 2022
Deer
Deer – Permit Muzzleloader Either Sex 3
See regulations for hunting zones and bag limits.
Dec 17, 2022 Dec 24, 2022
Deer
Deer – Permit Bow 2
See regulations for hunting zones and bag limits.
Dec 26, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Deer
Deer – Permit Muzzleloader Either Sex 4
See regulations for hunting zones and bag limits.
Dec 26, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Deer
Deer – Permit Muzzleloader Either Sex 6
See regulations for hunting zones and bag limits.
Jan 1, 2023 Jan 31, 2023
Deer
Deer – Permit Shotgun Either Sex 3
See regulations for hunting zones and bag limits.
Jan 1, 2023 Jan 31, 2023
Deer
Deer – Winter Bow 2
See regulations for hunting zones and bag limits.
Jan 1, 2023 Jan 31, 2023
Deer
Deer – Winter Bow 1
See regulations for hunting zones and bag limits.
Jan 1, 2023 Feb 18, 2023
Deer
Deer – Permit Muzzleloader Either Sex 5
See regulations for hunting zones and bag limits.
Jan 1, 2023 Feb 11, 2023
Deer
Deer – Permit Muzzleloader Either Sex 7
See regulations for hunting zones and bag limits.
Jan 2, 2023 Jan 6, 2023
Deer
Deer – Permit Shotgun Either Sex 2
See regulations for hunting zones and bag limits.
Jan 7, 2023 Feb 11, 2023
Deer
Deer – Permit Shotgun Either Sex 4
See regulations for hunting zones and bag limits.
Jan 14, 2023 Jan 21, 2023
Duck
Duck – Youth North Zone
Bag limits same as each regular season zone.
Oct 8, 2022 Oct 8, 2022
Duck
Duck – Youth South Zone
Bag limits same as each regular season zone.
Oct 15, 2022 Oct 15, 2022
Duck
Duck – North Zone (Early)
Daily bag limit of 6.
Oct 15, 2022 Oct 22, 2022
Duck
Duck – South Zone Scaup 1
Limit 1 bird.
Oct 22, 2022 Oct 29, 2022
Duck
Duck – South Zone (Early)
Daily bag limit of 6.
Oct 22, 2022 Oct 29, 2022
Duck
Duck – Youth Coastal Zone
Bag limits same as each regular season zone.
Oct 29, 2022 Oct 29, 2022
Duck
Duck – Coastal Zone Scaup 1
Limit 1 bird.
Nov 10, 2022 Nov 12, 2022
Duck
Duck – Coastal Zone (Early)
Daily bag limit of 6.
Nov 10, 2022 Nov 12, 2022
Duck
Duck – North Zone (Late)
Daily bag limit of 6.
Nov 12, 2022 Jan 12, 2023
Duck
Duck – South Zone Scaup 2
Limit 1 bird.
Nov 19, 2022 Dec 27, 2022
Duck
Duck – South Zone (Late)
Daily bag limit of 6.
Nov 19, 2022 Jan 19, 2023
Duck
Duck – Coastal Zone (Late)
Daily bag limit of 6.
Nov 24, 2022 Jan 28, 2023
Duck
Duck – Coastal Zone Scaup 2
Limit 1 bird.
Nov 24, 2022 Jan 5, 2023
Duck
Duck – North Zone Scaup
Limit 2 birds
Dec 21, 2022 Jan 12, 2023
Duck
Duck – South Zone Scaup 3
Limit 2 birds.
Dec 28, 2022 Jan 19, 2023
Duck
Duck – Coastal Zone Scaup 3
Limit 2 birds.
Jan 6, 2023 Jan 28, 2023
Fox
Fox – Archery
No limit.
Oct 1, 2022 Nov 11, 2022
Fox
Fox – Firearm & Archery
No limit. Rifle permit required.
Nov 12, 2022 Mar 15, 2023
Goose
Goose – Early Canada Goose
Statewide. Daily bag limit of 15.
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 30, 2022
Goose
Goose – Regular Light Goose
Statewide. Daily bag limit of 25.
Oct 15, 2022 Feb 15, 2023
Goose
Goose – Coastal Zone (Early)
Canada, cackling, and white-fronted geese.
Nov 10, 2022 Nov 12, 2022
Goose
Goose – North Zone (Early)
Canada, cackling, and white-fronted geese. Daily bag limit of 3
Nov 24, 2022 Nov 26, 2022
Goose
Goose – Coastal Zone (Late)
Canada, cackling, and white-fronted geese.
Nov 24, 2022 Jan 28, 2023
Goose
Goose – South Zone (Early)
Canada, cackling, and white-fronted geese.
Nov 24, 2022 Nov 26, 2022
Goose
Goose – North Zone (Late)
Canada, cackling, and white-fronted geese. Daily bag limit of 3.
Dec 10, 2022 Jan 10, 2023
Goose
Goose – South Zone (Late)
Canada, cackling, and white-fronted geese.
Dec 17, 2022 Jan 17, 2023
Goose
Goose – Winter Canada Goose
Winter zone.
Jan 18, 2023 Feb 15, 2023
Goose
Goose – Conservation Order
Statewide. Light goose no limit.
Feb 16, 2023 Apr 8, 2023
Pheasant
Pheasant
Daily bag limit of 2. See regulations for specific days allowed to hunt.
Nov 12, 2022 Feb 20, 2023
Quail Game Type
Bobwhite quail (stocked)
Closed statewide except Peaslee & Greenwood WMA . See regulations for specific days allowed to hunt. Bag limit of 4 daily. Closed Dec. 5–10 & 14, 2022
Nov 12, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Rabbit
Rabbit – Hare
Daily bag limit of 1. Closed Dec. 5–10 & 14, 2022. See regulations for specific days allowed to hunt.
Sep 24, 2022 Feb 25, 2023
Rabbit
Rabbit – Cottontail
Daily bag limit of 4. Closed Dec. 5–10 & 14, 2022. See regulations for specific days allowed to hunt.
Sep 24, 2022 Feb 25, 2023
Rabbit
Rabbit – Jackrabbit
Daily bag limit of 1. Closed Dec. 5–10 & 14, 2022. See regulations for specific days allowed to hunt.
Sep 24, 2022 Feb 25, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Fall Period N
Special permit only. Male or female turkeys may be taken. No Hunting on Oct 30.
Oct 29, 2022 Nov 5, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring Youth Period Y
Male turkeys only.
Apr 22, 2023 May 26, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring Period A
Male turkeys only.
Apr 24, 2023 Apr 28, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring Period E
Male turkeys only. Only Saturdays open to hunting.
Apr 29, 2023 May 20, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring Period B
Male turkeys only.
May 1, 2023 May 5, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring Period C
Male turkeys only.
May 8, 2023 May 12, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring Period D
Male turkeys only. No hunting May 20 & 21.
May 15, 2023 May 26, 2023
Upland Bird
Woodcock – North Zone 1
Bag Limit 3
Oct 15, 2022 Oct 29, 2022
Upland Bird
Woodcock – North Zone 2
Bag Limit 3
Nov 1, 2022 Nov 26, 2022
Upland Bird
Woodcock – South Zone 1
Bag Limit 3
Nov 12, 2022 Dec 3, 2022
Upland Bird
Partridge
Daily bag limit of 7. See regulations for specific days allowed to hunt. Closed Dec. 5–10 & 14, 2022
Nov 12, 2022 Feb 20, 2023
Upland Bird
Woodcock – South Zone 2
Bag Limit 3
Dec 15, 2022 Jan 3, 2023

Licenses, Permits and Regulations

Hunting licenses, permits and regulations can be purchased on the official web site of State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection,.

Hunting GPS Maps

New Jersey Hunting Map Layers App Overview Increase success as you layer state forests, wildlife management areas, private property and more over aerial imagery, and topographic basemaps, for the most accurate map on mobile device and desktop. See invisible property lines and seek permission with detailed private and government property boundaries and ownership names. View […]

Hunt Zones

Hunting Layers

NJ Private Lands Preview

NJ Private Lands

Over 3,000,000 parcels mapped by the onX team, this layer helps you know who the property owners are in New Jersey. Tap any parcel to learn more info about the owner and acreage.

NJ Gov Lands Preview

NJ Gov Lands

onX has the most accurate public lands maps with over 1,400,000 acres in New Jersey to help you plan your next adventure. Tap any public land parcel to learn more.

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NJ Hunt Zones

New Jersey Bear and Deer Hunt Zones. Please hunt responsibly, obey all signage and have a safe legal hunt.

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NJ Possible Access

Many acres of land are available for public or permitted use New Jersey from a variety of sources. Please research all rules before recreating.


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