Youth license holders who have obtained a "Y" turkey permit will have the first opportunity to harvest a Spring Gobbler during the Youth Turkey Hunting Day on Saturday, April 20. All eligible youth hunters (those with a valid Youth License) are entitled to a "Y" permit for the Turkey Hunting Area of their choice. The "Y" permit is valid for the entire season (or until a bird is harvested).
The Youth Turkey Hunting Day is part of the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife's Take a Kid Hunting Program. It is considered an extension of the regular season permit held by the youth. If a youth hunter harvests a turkey on this youth hunting day the "Y" period permit is no longer valid for future hunting. All other spring turkey hunting regulations apply.
Direct supervision of the youth hunter by a properly licensed non-hunting adult 21 years of age or older is required. The adult may not shoot on this day.
Helpful turkey hunting information and tips can be found on the Wild Turkey in New Jersey page at www.njfishandwildlife.com/turkey_info.htm. The Wild Turkey Hunting Season Information booklet is no longer published so hunters should refer to the regulation information linked from the wild turkey page.
Permits are available at license agents and online (permits obtained online are mailed so allow time for delivery). Regular youth permits for one or more specific Area/Period may be obtained in addition to the initial "Y" permit. Permit availability can be checked at www.nj.wildlifelicense.com/ALS/unit_report.php.
published gloucestercitynews.net | April 19, 2019