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New Jersey Outdoors Program

 

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife offers outdoor skills programs throughout the state that are designed to enable participants to learn about and enjoy a variety of outdoor pursuits, including fishing, shooting sports, hunting, birding, kayaking, hiking and more.

These beginner programs are geared toward women through Outdoor Women of New Jersey (OWNJ) workshops and toward families through Outdoor Families of New Jersey (OFNJ) workshops.

Sponsored by:
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Currently scheduled OWNJ and OFNJ workshops are listed below. To receive the workshop registration materials when they become available, please send your name, mailing address and e-mail address to Michelle.Smith@dep.nj.gov.

DATE TYPE WORKSHOP COST LOCATION REGISTRATION FORM
August 5 OWNJ Sedge Island Sampler
Includes bay fishing, crabbing, clamming, kayaking, nature journaling, terrapin talk
Information (pdf, 760kb)
$25 Sedge Island, Seaside Park, Ocean County Registration Form
(Due July 14)
(pdf, 800kb)
August 6 OFNJ Sedge Island Sampler
Includes bay fishing, crabbing, clamming, kayaking, nature journaling, terrapin talk
Information (pdf, 775kb)
$20 per Adult
$10 per Child
Sedge Island, Seaside Park, Ocean County FULL
Registrations no longer being accepted
September 23 OWNJ Fishing, Birding and Outdoor Survival Skills Workshop
Includes freshwater fishing instruction, kayak fishing information, birding instruction and outdoor survival skills basics with wild edibles and game cooking.
Information (pdf, 600kb)
FREE Hackettstown Fish Hatchery, Hackettstown, Warren County Registration Form
(Due August 11)
(pdf, 615kb)
September 24 OFNJ Fishing, Birding and Outdoor Survival Skills Workshop
Includes freshwater fishing instruction, kayak fishing information, birding instruction and outdoor survival skills basics with wild edibles and game cooking.
Information (pdf, 650kb)
FREE Hackettstown Fish Hatchery, Hackettstown, Warren County Registration Form
(Due August 11)
(pdf, 665kb)
December 1 and 2 OWNJ Waterfowl Hunt for Beginners Overnight Workshop
(Details Posted in July)
TBD Sedge Island,
Seaside Park, Ocean County
Available in July

Important Information

  • Registration is required for all OWNJ and OFNJ workshops.
  • Reservations are on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Minimum age requirements may apply to workshops, as specified in the registration materials.
  • Licenses are required to be purchased for some workshops, as specified in the registration materials.
  • For more information or questions, call 609-259-6961 or e-mail Michelle.Smith@dep.nj.gov.

    Additional Education Programs offered by the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife can be viewed on the Education Page and Pequest Programs Page.

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    Last Updated: June 27, 2017