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Deer Harvest Summaries

Hunting Regulations Icon New Jersey Hunting

2016–17 Total Deer Harvest by Season and Zone

DMZ

Fall Bow

Permit Bow

Six-day Firearm

Permit Muzzleloader

Permit Shotgun

Winter Bow

Youth Days

Total Harvest

1

130

121

121

97

7

21

8

505

2

610

342

239

271

208

69

19

1,758

3

139

122

66

90

10

34

5

466

4

109

59

135

145

14

9

5

476

5

951

556

426

297

527

68

26

2,851

6

344

240

108

75

37

49

5

858

7

576

331

212

214

439

71

11

1,854

8

1,193

655

359

260

522

206

19

3,214

9

294

177

38

41

57

76

2

685

10

804

491

287

287

556

153

11

2,589

11

495

260

151

161

311

76

10

1,464

12

1,064

679

271

319

819

231

9

3,392

13

509

280

48

75

249

122

2

1,285

14

760

456

192

102

530

220

8

2,268

15

402

264

112

80

408

98

8

1,372

16

408

290

162

74

173

58

4

1,169

17

394

221

179

127

578

52

16

1,567

18

98

87

104

40

6

41

5

381

19

543

393

283

117

500

83

8

1,927

21

58

64

223

33

8

22

8

416

22

56

48

43

18

2

18

7

192

23

77

90

251

66

9

33

26

552

24

23

32

88

20

4

15

6

188

25

467

287

173

129

393

47

11

1,507

26

194

159

328

105

29

71

28

914

27

246

214

70

137

120

45

15

847

28

351

263

87

148

182

58

11

1,100

29

217

146

79

141

150

27

17

777

30

62

87

46

69

32

27

11

334

31

90

85

29

45

51

28

3

331

34

62

77

80

68

22

39

18

366

35

351

324

88

228

220

77

17

1,305

36

432

301

31

31

141

140

1

1,077

37

50

63

17

43

1

33

1

208

38

0

0

0

8

18

0

0

26

39

42

71

15

60

24

8

0

220

41

321

194

98

81

283

53

2

1,032

42

111

94

85

48

74

33

1

446

43

30

19

119

15

5

9

3

200

45

40

42

172

39

13

23

5

334

46

35

44

135

30

6

23

9

282

47

160

70

33

32

73

38

5

411

48

299

233

139

162

583

42

11

1,469

49

260

205

24

11

83

90

3

676

50

795

648

122

77

394

246

2

2,284

51

297

196

78

21

152

75

2

821

53

11

9

2

8

6

4

0

40

54

18

10

5

2

6

1

0

42

55

28

18

9

7

6

11

1

80

56

0

0

0

0

16

0

0

16

57

0

2

0

1

6

0

0

9

58

1

9

0

1

15

0

0

26

61

0

7

4

4

5

1

0

21

63

27

45

26

28

15

13

1

155

64

0

0

15

0

25

0

0

40

65

56

58

68

38

4

8

1

233

66

4

2

2

0

16

3

0

27

67

0

0

0

96

0

4

0

100

68

11

5

7

12

20

2

0

57

70

0

2

0

1

1

0

0

4

Totals

15,105

10,247

6,284

4,935

9,164

3,104

407

49,246

New Jersey deer hunters harvested 49,246 deer during the 2016–17 seasons between September 10, 2016 and February 18, 2017. The harvest for this year’s deer season is 18.8 percent higher than the 41,439 deer taken in 2015–16. Harvest numbers were higher throughout the state, with the exception of a few zones with decreases. The antlerless portion of the 2016–17 harvest was 29,357 deer, up 12.3 percent from 2015–16. The antlered portion of the 2016–17 harvest was 19,889 deer, up 30.1 percent from 2015–16.