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The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife host a free Wild Turkey Hunting Seminar on Saturday, March 17 at the Pequest Trout Hatchery in Warren County. The seminar will begin at 1:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for participants of all ages and skill levels to learn about turkey hunting and the latest turkey hunting techniques.

The program will be conducted by former DFW biologist and retired regional biologist for the National Wild Turkey Federation Bob Eriksen, an avid turkey hunter. Bob will cover the agency's Wild Turkey Restoration Project, the life history of the state's largest and smartest game bird, and share some excellent tips for beginners and experienced turkey hunters.

There will be a calling clinic conducted by members of the NJ Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation at 2:30 p.m. immediately following the seminar. The clinic is oriented for youngsters aged 10 to 18 but is open to all individuals. Chapter members will demonstrate the use of box, slate, and air operated turkey calls.

Registration opens March 5 for this program, and is required. For more information or to register call 908-637-4125 x0.

NOTE: A Firearms ONLY hunter education class will be held at 9:00 a.m. and conclude in time for the seminar. Register for the hunter education class now.


SHORELINE NIGHT FISHING PERMIT--A permit has been issued to DFW to allow shoreline night fishing until May 25, 2018, at Hopatcong State Park. Locations where fishing is allowed, as well as times and regulations, are found in the permit document.

Anglers do not need a special permit to fish this area but do need to display a legible copy of their license on the dashboard of their vehicle. All regular fishing regulations apply.