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PDF Segments of the 2016-17 New Jersey Hunting and Trapping Digest

 

2016-17 Hunting and Trapping Digest Cover The 2016-17 Hunting and Trapping Digest is available on this page in PDF format only; for the interactive web version visit the publisher's website:

Print versions are available at Division offices and at license agents. Out-of-state residents can request a print copy by e-mailing njfishandwildlife@dep.nj.gov.

Note errors have been identified in the print version of the Digest:
Regulation Set #3: The closing date for Permit Muzzleloader Season is January 6, not January 9.
Regulation Set #6: The closing date for Permit Muzzleloader Season is January 31, not January 30.
Regulation Sets #7 and #8: the 2017 January reopening date of the Permit Shotgun Season is Saturday, January 7, not January 2.
These errors have been corrected in the PDF version of the Digest available on this website.

Past issues of the Hunting and Trapping Digest are linked below.

Complete 2016-17 Hunting and Trapping Digest (pdf, 9.2mb)

DIGEST SEGMENTS

Cover - Page 7 Contains: Table of Contents; License Fee Information; Councils; Mission and Goals; Director's Message; Highlighots of Regulation Changes; About this Guide; Buddy Fishing License; and advertisements. (pdf, 1.3mb)

Pages 8 - 21 Contains: Licenses, Permits and Stamps Information; Disabled Vet License Information; Lottery Application Information; E-mail List Information; Deer Season Permits Information; Permit and License Agents; and advertisements. (pdf, 1.7mb)

Pages 22 - 29 Contains: Youth Hunts Information; General Hunting Regulations; Ten Safety Tips for Crossbow Shooting Success; Edible Portions of Game Animals; Farmer Hunting and Permit Information; Deer Harvest Report Cards; and advertisements. (pdf, 670kb)

Pages 30 - 47 (except pages 40-41 below) Contains: Deer Hunting Regulations; Feral Hog Information; Firearms, Bows and Ammunition Legal for Deer Hunting; General Seasons vs. Permit Seasons; 2015-16 Deer Harvest Summary; Deer Season Regulations Sets; Be Sure of Your Target and Beyond (Violation Information); Law Office and Regulation Information; Operation Game Thief; Special Areas Deer Hunting Season Information; Hunters Helping the Hungry; and advertisements. (pdf, 1.7mb)

Pages 40 - 41 Contains: Deer Management Zone/Regulation Sets Map with Regulation Set Reference Chart (Zone:Reg Set). (pdf, 980kb)
Deer Management Zone/Regulation Sets Map with Regulation Set Reference Chart (Zone:Reg Set). (jpg, 220kb)

Pages 48 - 69 Contains: NJ's Aging Forests (article); Wildlife Violator Acknowledges Responsibility for His Actions (statement); Bear Hunting Regulations; Bear Bowhunting Strategies; Bear Harvest Summary; WMA User Survey; Small Game Regulations and Seasons Summary Table; Fall and Spring Turkey Seasons; Youth Turkey Hunt; NJ WILD Outdoor Expo; How Far Can Your Firearm Shoot; Turkey Check Stations; Public Turkey Hunting Land; Trapping Regulations; Be a Conservation-Minded Trapper (Bobcat); Migratory Bird Regulations; What Do I Need to Hunt Migratory Birds?; Report Banded Birds; Free Waterfowlers Clinic; Youth Waterfowl Day; September/Winter Canada Goose Regulations; and advertisements. (pdf, 2.8mb)

Pages 70 - 83 Contains: WMA Regulations; WMA Ranges; Landowner-Hunter/Trapper Agreement (HUNT SMART) Card; Garden State Deer Classic; Outstanding Deer Program; Chronic Wasting Disease Information; State Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs; Prescribed Burning as a Management Tool (article); Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish and Wildlife Resources (article); Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament; Become a Hunter Education Instructor; Free: Your Upland Habitat Evaluation Offered; Sunrise/Sunset Table; Public Deer Hunting Land; Maps Available; Safety Zone Information; Hunting Opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges; and advertisements. (pdf, 1.2mb)

Pages 84 - 90 Contains: Hunter's Showplace Advertising Section; Telephone Directory; and advertisements. (pdf, 1.2mb)

Digest Advertising
The Division of Fish and Wildlife incorporates advertising in each issue of the New Jersey Fish and Wildlife Digest to defray publishing and printing costs. This responsible use of funding permits the Division to expand communication and outreach efforts with the sportsmen and women who enjoy our wildlife resources.

To advertise in upcoming issues of the Digest (freshwater fishing, marine or hunting), click on the link to our publisher, J. F. Griffin Media, www.jfgriffin.com or call 413-884-1001.

Past Hunting Issues of the Fish and Wildlife Digest
Past issues are provided for archival, research and informational purposes only.

2015 Hunting and Trapping DIGEST
2014 Hunting and Trapping DIGEST
2013 Hunting and Trapping DIGEST
2012 Hunting and Trapping DIGEST
2011 Hunting and Trapping DIGEST
2010 Hunting Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2009 Hunting Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2008 Hunting Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2007 Hunting Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2006 Hunting Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2005 Hunting Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2004 Hunting Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2003 Hunting Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2002 Hunting Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2001 Hunting Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST

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