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Small Game Hunting in New Jersey

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Small game hunting in New Jersey provides hours of recreation afield every hunting season. From abundant native populations of rabbit and squirrel to elusive ruffed grouse, there are ample opportunities for sportsmen and women to enjoy the pursuit of game.

Each year approximately 50,000 pheasants raised at the Rockport Pheasant Farm are stocked on division Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), and 5,200 quail are released on two WMAs. Coyote and fox are perhaps the most challenging of the state's small game species. Though not nearly as popular as in past decades, trappers continue to take species such as raccoon, fox, opossum, mink, otter and beaver.

Hunter with pheasants and her dog
Photo by Tom Pagliaroli - click to enlarge
Small Game Information

arrow 2014-15 Small Game Seasons Summary (pdf, 68kb)
arrow 2014 Pheasant Stocking Schedule (pdf, 19kb)
arrow 2014 Quail Stocking Schedule (pdf, 14kb)
 
arrow Dog Training, Exercising & Hunting on Wildlife Management Areas
arrow NJ Muzzleloading Squirrel Zone - North (jpg, 263kb)
arrow NJ Muzzleloading Squirrel Zone - North (pdf, 270kb)
arrow NJ Muzzleloading Squirrel Zone - South (jpg, 244kb)
arrow NJ Muzzleloading Squirrel Zone - South (pdf, 254kb)
 
arrow 2008-09 New Jersey Coyote/Fox Hunter Survey (pdf, 92kb)
arrow 2007-08 New Jersey Coyote/Fox Hunter Survey (pdf, 92kb)
arrow 2006-07 New Jersey Coyote/Fox Hunter Survey (pdf, 93kb)
arrow 2005-06 New Jersey Coyote/Fox Hunter Survey (pdf, 94kb)
arrow 2004-05 New Jersey Coyote/Fox Hunter Survey (pdf, 104kb)
 
arrow Small Game Firearm Harvest Summary, 1985-2012 (pdf, 9kb)
arrow Game Bird Harvest Summary, 1985-2013 (pdf, 14kb)
 
arrow Rockport Pheasant Farm
arrow Information on Lead in the Meat of Wild Game
arrow Pheasant Hunting in New Jersey, 2002
 
arrow Commercial Shooting Preserve Information
arrow Semi-wild Shooting Preserve Information

ADDITIONAL LINKS

arrow Wild Turkey Information
arrow Migratory Bird Information
arrow Coyote Information
arrow Foxes in New Jersey
arrow Dog Training Areas
arrow New Jersey Northern Bobwhite Action Plan
arrow2012 Quail Action Plan Landowner Survey Results (pdf, 230kb)
arrow Bobwhite Basics Brochure (pdf, 1.0mb)
arrow National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
arrow Quail In the Classroom
arrow 2013 New Jersey Quail Calendar (pdf, 9.5mb)
arrow Trapping Information
arrow Hunting Regulations
arrow Hunter Education
arrow Wildlife Management Areas
arrow Forms
arrow Feature Articles
 
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Last Updated: October 21, 2014