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New Jersey - 2016 Season

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Season | PeriodDatesNotes
Spring | AApr 25 - Apr 29Permits for periods A-E are hunting area and period specific. Hunters must decide in which period they would like to hunt.
Spring | BMay 2 - May 6
Spring | CMay 9 - May 13
Spring | DMay 16 - May 20
Spring | EMay 23 - May 27
Spring YouthApr 30
May 7, 14 & 21
Saturdays
Fall | NApr 23 - May 27Open to licensed hunters ages 10-16 accompanied by a non-hunting adult age 21 or older. the first day of the youth season is Youth Turkey Hunting Day.

Additional Information

Bag LimitSeasonLimit
Spring1 male per permit per day
2 maximum
Fall1 either sex
Hunting TimesSeasonTimes
Spring
Youth day, Periods A, B, C, and the first 3 Saturdays of period E
1/2 hour before sunrise to 12 noon
Spring
Period D and the last Saturday of period E
1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Fall1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset
Arms & AmmoTypeDetails
ShotgunNo larger than 10 gauge
No smaller than 20 gauge
ShotNo larger than #4 fine
No smaller than #7-1/2 fine
ArcheryAll bows must pull 35 lbs minimum, except:
Compound bows must pull 35 lbs at minimum peak
Crossbows must pull 75 lbs minimum
ArrowsMust have edged head with min. width 3/4"
Cutting edge must be well-sharpened metal
DogsPermitted only during fall season