Use A Deer Tracker! Feature Article New Jersey's deer herd is a major component of the landscape throughout all but the most urbanized areas of the state. Deer affect our forests, farms, gardens, backyards and roadways.
Having your current e-mail address in the database will help us keep you informed of conditions affecting hunting and fishing. Log in and select Edit Customer Profile to make sure your information is up to date. Firearm s are still mailed at no cost. Apprentice Hunting Information For those without hunter education. A is required to hunt or trap in New Jersey and a person must be a minimum of 10 years of age to have one issued see Farmer Exceptions. s must be openly displayed in the middle of the back on outer clothing.
A completed hunter education course or a resident from NJ or any another state is required to obtain a NJ. If hunter education had been completed but the card lost, a duplicate hunter education card can often be obtained. New or returning hunters without hunter education or documentation may be eligible for an Apprentice Hunting. s and stamps can be purchased at agents located throughout the state. s can also be purchased online, provided documentation of a completed course or resident has been entered in the database.
New Jersey s are for the calendar year and expire on December 31 regardless of when purchased see Youth s for exception. Deer permits are valid into the following year if a season extends into it, but the current year's is required.
Information Resident s It is unlawful for any person to obtain a resident unless they have actually lived in this state for 6 months immediately prior to the time of purchase. Non-Resident s Non-residents must have a record of either a resident from any state or proof of successfully completing an appropriate hunter education course in the database in order to obtain a to hunt or trap in New Jersey. See the Non-resident Hunting Information for more information.
May be used for small game, including waterfowl HIP Certification and state and federal stamps required. May not be used for wild turkey hunting.
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Youth s Youths 15 years of age and under may obtain a free Youth upon successful completion of a Hunter Education course. Youth s are valid from time of issuance until end of the year the holder turns More information is available on the Youth .
Apprentice s The apprentice hunting will allow any age-appropriate person to try shotgun or archery hunting, before completing a Hunter Education Course. The apprentice must hunt with a mentor. See Apprentice Hunting Information for details.
s for Active Duty Service Personnel Any person on active duty in the armed services of the United States, whether a state resident or non-resident, is entitled to hunt with a resident. Service personnel may obtain a resident hunting upon presenting proof of active duty to a agent. A resident from this or any other state of the appropriate type or proof of successfully completing the appropriate hunter education course is still required to obtain a hunting. Contact MSG Ret. Robert Greco via e-mail at Robert.
Greco dmava. Call for more information. Veterans with a Service-connected Disability Resident NJ veterans with a service-connected disability are eligible for free s. See the Disabled Veteran Information for details. Special One-Day A one-day may be issued for hunting on a d commercial shooting preserve. Hunter Education requirements still apply. This exemption does not apply to a tenant or employee who is not an immediate family member.
Duplicate s Duplicate s for the current year are available. See the Duplicate s for information. Initial Rifle Permit applicants must have successfully completed a Hunter Education course.
Rifle Permits are valid from July 1 - June A current Rifle Permit is required to purchase muzzleloader deer permits. A current HIP is also required. There is no fee for Youth s ages 10 - s are for the calendar year and expire on December Deer permits are valid into the following year if a season extends into it.
Waterfowl stamps and Rifle Permits are valid for the July 1 - June 30 period.
Firearm s Resident Firearm Hunting incl. Youth Resident and Non-Resident. Miscellaneous s. Duplicate s. NOTE: fees are subject to change.