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Hunting Regulations Icon New Jersey Hunting

Be Sure of Your Target and Beyond

Be aware of all SAFETY ZONES.

Violation­

First Offense

Repeat Offenses

Deer Permit Violations

Hunting without permit, wrong season, wrong zone, permit transfer

$100 to $500 fine $300 to $1,000 fine

Two convictions within five years and two-year loss of license

Firearm hunting within 450 ft. of a school playground or building; bowhunting within 450 ft. of a school playground or within 150 ft. of a building $100 to $300 fine $300 to $1,500 fine and permanent loss of license
Negligent use of a weapon

Did cause injury or death of another person

$500 to $2,000 fine and five year loss of license $1000 to $4,000 fine and permanent loss of license
Damage or injury to real or personal property of another Up to $2,000 fine and five-year loss of license plus restitution for damages Up to $2,000 fine and permanent loss of license plus restitution for damages
Careless use of a weapon

Shooting into safety zone, handling weapon in unsafe manner

$100 to $500 fine and two-year loss of license $100 to $500 fine and two-year loss of license
Trespass $100 to $200 fine $200 to $500 fine and five-year loss of license

Law Enforcement and Regulation Information

Contact a New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement office that serves the county where you hunt or fish.

  • Northern Region — (908) 735-8240
    (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties)
  • Central Region — (609) 259-2120
    (Burlington, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties)
  • Southern Region — (856) 629-0555
    (Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties)
  • Marine Region — (609) 748-2050
    (coastal and bay areas)
  • To report violations anonymously call Operation Game Thief — (855) OGT-TIPS