Friday, November 5, 2021

New Jersey: Pheasant/Quail Season Opens Saturday

New Jersey’s upland game bird season[s] open this Saturday, November 6. Pheasants will be available statewide on 23 wildlife management areas (WMA), Fort Dix, and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Quail may be hunted or possessed ONLY on Peaslee or Greenwood Forest WMAs where birds will be stocked to provide hunters and falconers the opportunity to hunt for quail. The statewide quail hunting season remains closed everywhere else in the State.

A current and valid hunting license (Bow and Arrow, Firearm, or All-around Sportsman) is required to pursue any small game species. Hunters pursuing pheasants on state wildlife management areas or federal properties designated as Pheasant and Quail Stamp Areas and/or bobwhite quail on the Peaslee and Greenwood Forest Wildlife Management Areas must also possess a current Pheasant and Quail Stamp while hunting.

The South Zone Woodcock Season and Special Area Sea Duck Season also open Nov. 6; and the firearm coyote season opens Nov. 6 with bow and arrow continuing.

See the links below to make the most of your hunting experience: