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Spring Turkey Permit Sale Information


March 25, 2020

Spring turkey permits not claimed in the lottery and those available for all Areas and Periods go on sale Monday, March 30 at 10:00 a.m. Permits will be available on a first come, first served basis until either the season ends or the permit quota is met, whichever comes first. Permits will be available online and at license agents (most agents are closed so call first).

Hunters should check the Permit Availability Chart - if a large number of permits for the Area/Period you want are available please wait to avoid difficulty logging in.

All hunters are encouraged to log into the license website NOW to become familiar with the site and to verify their personal information. Personal information can be updated by selecting Edit Personal Profile. If you are unable to log in contact our staff prior to Friday at 4:00 p.m. at or

Youths with a valid Youth License are guaranteed their first permit will be a "Y" permit in the over-the-counter sale for the area of their choosing. A "Y" permit is valid in all periods (until a turkey is harvested).

Beginning Monday at 10:00 a.m. permits will be available by selecting Purchase Licenses after logging in. Note that after making your selection the permits will be in the Cart. 

General sale information is found on the Permit Information page.

For more information on turkeys and turkey hunting see the Wild Turkey in New Jersey page.

Turkey Hunting Area Map
Spring 2020 Wild Turkey Hunting Season Regulations and Information (pdf, 475kb)
Turkey Hunting Area Boundary Descriptions (pdf, 100kb)

Wild Turkey in New Jersey Information

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Last Updated: March 25, 2020