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Wildlife Management Area Ranges

Hunting Regulations Icon New Jersey Hunting

  • All WMA regulations apply.
  • Ranges are open 8 a.m. to sunset.
  • At least one member of the shooting party must have a current, valid New Jersey hunting license in possession.
  • Shotgun range: fine shot only. No buckshot or rifled slugs.
  • Archery range: target tips only. NO broadheads allowed on any WMA range, regardless of the target used.
  • Muzzleloading rifle range: muzzleloading firearms, shotguns (rifled slug, buckshot), ­modern rimfire rifles ( .177, .22 caliber) and air guns in calibers legal for hunting are allowed.
  • No handguns or centerfire rifles permitted.

NOTICE: Range Renovations, Closures — Tentative Schedule, March–June, 2019

Muzzleloader ranges scheduled for renovation include Makepeace, Millville, Clinton, Flatbrook, Colliers Mills and Stafford Forge WMAs. Portions of these ranges may be open occasionally during the process. Shotgun ranges are open but cannot accommodate air guns, shotgun slugs, buckshot or rifles of any type. Plan ahead for sighting in and practice prior to the hunting seasons! The renovations—including covered shooting stations, new benches and berm enhancements—are based on NRA guidelines. Check our website for schedule updates and closures: NJFishandWildlife.com/ranges.htm.

Northern Region

Hunterdon County

Clinton WMA

Route 173W, Clinton

  • Shotgun, Archery, Muzzleloader (100 yards)
  • All target frames must measure a minimum 30 inches from base to bottom of the paper target held in the frame. Frames must be placed only on top of a target mound located at the 25, 50 and 100 yard lines. This minimum target height requirement eliminates the risk of ricochet to ensure all projectiles are collected in the berm behind the 100 yard target.
  • Spinner type targets for .177 and .22 caliber firearms MUST be placed directly at the base of the 25 yard berm to direct all bullets into the berm. These targets are not to be used at other yardage or target mound placements.

Morris County

Black River WMA

Route 513 (Dover-Chester Rd.), Chester

  • Archery, open year-round.
  • Shotgun: Closed weekends from the third Saturday in May through the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, as well as on Christmas and Easter. Operating hours are 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. during this summer period, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the rest of the year. Hunter education classes will continue at the range and are not affected by these new hours.

Sussex County

Flatbrook WMA

Route 615, Layton

  • Shotgun, Archery, Muzzleloader (75 yards)

Warren County

Pequest WMA

Pequest Rd., Oxford

  • Archery

Central Region

Monmouth County

Assunpink WMA

Imlaystown-Hightstown Rd., Upper Freehold Twp.

  • Archery
  • Shotgun range is restricted to the use of non-toxic shot; no lead shot is allowed.

Turkey Swamp Park

Georgia Rd., Freehold Twp.

  • Archery (Special regulations apply;
    call 732-842-4000.)

Ocean County

Colliers Mills WMA

Off Colliers Mills and Hawkins Rds., Jackson Twp.

  • Archery, Muzzleloader (100 yards)
  • Shotgun range is closed.

Stafford Forge WMA

Off Route 539, south of Warren Grove, Little Egg Harbor Twp.

  • Shotgun, Archery, Muzzleloader (100 yards)

Southern Region

Atlantic County

Makepeace Lake WMA

Elmwood-Weymouth Rd., Weymouth

  • Shotgun, Muzzleloader (100 yards)
  • Target requirements: bottom of paper target in a frame must be at least 30 inches above the ground. Only place target frame on top of a mound at the 25, 50 or 100 yard lines. This minimum target height eliminates risk of ricochets, ensuring all projectiles are collected in the berm behind the 100-yard target.
  • Spinner type targets for .177 and .22 caliber firearms MUST be placed directly at the base of the 25 yard berm to direct all bullets into the berm. Do not use these targets at other yardage or target mound placements.

Gloucester County

Winslow WMA

Piney Hollow Rd., Monroe Twp.

  • Archery
  • Shotgun and muzzleloader ranges are closed.

Cape May County

Tuckahoe WMA

Off Tuckahoe Rd. (Rt. 631), Tuckahoe

  • Archery
  • Shotgun range is closed.

Cumberland County

Millville WMA

Ackley Rd. (Rt. 718), Millville

  • Shotgun, Archery, Muzzleloader (100 yards)