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Upland Bird Small Game Season Opens Saturday, November 9

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife reminds hunters that the 2013-14 small game seasons for pheasant, chukar, bobwhite quail, ruffed grouse (south of Route 70) and woodcock (south of Route 70) will open at 8:00 AM on Saturday, November 9. Small game seasons for several other species have already opened.

Hunters should review current regulations, season dates and bag limits in the NJ 2013-14 Hunting and Trapping Digest ( - specifically page 65) for information regarding the specific season(s) they wish to hunt. A summary of small game hunting season information can also be accessed at (pdf, 51kb) on the Division's website.

A current and valid hunting license (bow and arrow, firearm or all-around sportsman) is required to pursue any small game species. Properly licensed hunters may hunt small game with shotgun, muzzleloader or bow and arrow (including crossbow). Hunters pursuing pheasants on state Wildlife Management Areas designated as Pheasant and Quail Stamp Areas and/or bobwhite quail on the Peaslee and Greenwood Wildlife Management Areas must also possess a Pheasant and Quail Stamp while hunting.

For more information, including updates on changes for the upcoming seasons, visit on the Division's website.

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