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Deer Season Regulation Sets

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Regulation Set

Regulation Set #0

Regulation Set #1

Zones

21, 23, 24, 34, 43, 45, 46

4

Info

• Legal hunting hours: 1⁄2 hour before sunrise to 1⁄2 hour after sunset. No firearm deer hunting on Sunday. Limited Sunday bowhunting allowed; see Deer Hunting Regulations.

• For more details, see Deer Hunting Regulations.

• Note: Only one antlerless permit, per zone, may be purchased in each permit season. If a hunter purchases an antlerless permit for more than one zone in a season, the Antlered Buck Permit is valid for a ONE TIME USE in only ONE of the corresponding zones for that season. Properly licensed hunters are still limited to ONE antlered buck per season, regardless of the number of antlerless permits purchased.

• Legal hunting hours: 1⁄2 hour before sunrise to 1⁄2 hour after sunset. No firearm deer hunting on Sunday. Limited Sunday bowhunting allowed; see Deer Hunting Regulations.

• For more details, see Deer Hunting Regulations.

• Note: Only one antlerless permit, per zone, may be purchased in each permit season. If a hunter purchases an antlerless permit for more than one zone in a season, the Antlered Buck Permit is valid for a ONE TIME USE in only ONE of the corresponding zones for that season. Properly licensed hunters are still limited to ONE antlered buck per season, regardless of the number of antlerless permits purchased.

Fall Bow

Oct. 2–29, 2010

Season bag limit is one antlerless deer—and only one antlered deer.

Oct. 2–29, 2010

Season bag limit is two deer—only ONE may be antlered.

Youth Day

—Bow Only—

Sept. 25, 2010

Sept. 25, 2010

Youth Day

—Firearm Only—

Nov. 20, 2010

Season bag limit is one deer of either sex for qualified youth hunters only. Any deer harvested by a qualified youth hunter accompanied by a similarly licensed, non-shooting adult mentor is NOT included as part of the bag limit for the Fall Bow or Six-day Firearm Season.

Nov. 20, 2010

Season bag limit is one deer of either sex for qualified youth hunters only. Any deer harvested by a qualified youth hunter accompanied by a similarly licensed, non-shooting adult mentor is NOT included as part of the bag limit for the Fall Bow or Six-day Firearm Season.

Permit Bow

Oct. 30–Nov. 27, 2010

Season bag limit is one antlerless deer and one antlered deer if the Antlered Buck Bow Permit is purchased. However, if the hunter chooses not to purchase the Antlered Buck Bow Permit then the bag limit is one antlerless deer only. (See Note above.)

Oct. 30–Nov. 27, 2010

Season bag limit is two deer. ONE may be antlered if the Antlered Buck Bow Permit is purchased. However, if the hunter chooses not to purchase the Antlered Buck Bow Permit then the bag limit is two antlerless deer only.
(See Note above.)

Permit
Muzzleloader

Nov. 29, 30; Dec. 13, 14, 18–24, 27–31, 2010

Season bag limit is one antlerless deer and one antlered deer if the Antlered Buck Muzzleloader Permit is purchased. However, if the hunter chooses not to purchase the Antlered Buck Muzzleloader Permit then the bag limit is one antlerless deer only. (See Note above.)

Nov. 29, 30; Dec. 13, 14, 18–24, 27–28, 2010

Season bag limit is two deer. ONE may be antlered if the Antlered Buck Muzzleloader Permit is purchased. However, if the hunter chooses not to purchase the Antlered Buck Muzzleloader Permit then the bag limit is two antlerless deer only. (See Note above.)

Six-day Firearm

Dec. 6–11, 2010

Season bag limit is two antlered deer. However, if a hunter harvests two antlered deer, he/she forfeits the opportunity to harvest an antlered deer during the Permit Shotgun Season. Only one buck may be taken at a time.

Dec. 6–11, 2010

Season bag limit is two antlered deer. However, if a hunter harvests two antlered deer, he/she forfeits the opportunity to harvest an antlered deer during the Permit Shotgun Season. Only one buck may be taken at a time.

Permit Shotgun Season

Dec. 15, 2010

Season bag limit is one deer. This deer may be antlered if the Antlered Buck Shotgun Permit is purchased. However, if the hunter chooses not to purchase the Antlered Buck Shotgun Permit, or harvested two antlered deer during the Six-day Firearm Season, then the bag limit is one antlerless deer only.
(See Note above.)

Dec. 15, 2010

Season bag limit is one deer. This deer may be antlered if the Antlered Buck Shotgun Permit is purchased. However, if the hunter chooses not to purchase the Antlered Buck Shotgun Permit, or harvested two antlered deer during the Six-day Firearm Season, then the bag limit is one antlerless deer only.
(See Note above.)

Winter Bow

Jan. 1–31, 2011

Season bag limit is one antlerless deer and only one antlered deer.

Jan. 1–31, 2011

Season bag limit is two deer—only ONE may be antlered.

Regulation Set

Regulation Set #2

Regulation Set #3

Zones

1, 3*, 18

6, 22, 26, 30, 55, 65

Info

* Any antlered deer taken in Zone 3 must have at least three antler points on one side of the rack.

• Legal hunting hours: 1⁄2 hour before sunrise to 1⁄2 hour after sunset. No firearm deer hunting on Sunday. Limited Sunday bowhunting allowed; see Deer Hunting Regulations.

• For more details, see Deer Hunting Regulations.

• Note: Only one antlerless permit, per zone, may be purchased in each permit season. If a hunter purchases an antlerless permit for more than one zone in a season, the Antlered Buck Permit is valid for a ONE TIME USE in only ONE of the corresponding zones for that season. Properly licensed hunters are still limited to ONE antlered buck per season, regardless of the number of antlerless permits purchased.

• Legal hunting hours: 1⁄2 hour before sunrise to 1⁄2 hour after sunset. No firearm deer hunting on Sunday. Limited Sunday bowhunting allowed; see Deer Hunting Regulations.

• For more details, see Deer Hunting Regulations.

• Note: Only one antlerless permit, per zone, may be purchased in each permit season. If a hunter purchases an antlerless permit for more than one zone in a season, the Antlered Buck Permit is valid for a ONE TIME USE in only ONE of the corresponding zones for that season. Properly licensed hunters are still limited to ONE antlered buck per season, regardless of the number of antlerless permits purchased.

Fall Bow

Oct. 2–29, 2010

Season bag limit is two deer—only ONE may be antlered.

Oct. 2–29, 2010

Season bag limit is two deer—only ONE may be antlered.

Youth Day

—Bow Only—

Sept. 25, 2010

Sept. 25, 2010

Youth Day

—Firearm Only—

Nov. 20, 2010

Season bag limit is one deer of either sex for qualified youth hunters only. Any deer harvested by a qualified youth hunter accompanied by a similarly licensed, non-shooting adult mentor is NOT included as part of the bag limit for the Fall Bow or Six-day Firearm Season.

Nov. 20, 2010

Season bag limit is one deer of either sex for qualified youth hunters only. Any deer harvested by a qualified youth hunter accompanied by a similarly licensed, non-shooting adult mentor is NOT included as part of the bag limit for the Fall Bow or Six-day Firearm Season.

Permit Bow

Oct. 30–Nov. 27, 2010

Season bag limit is two deer. ONE may be antlered if the Antlered Buck Bow Permit is purchased. However, if the hunter chooses not to purchase the Antlered Buck Bow Permit then the bag limit is two antlerless deer only.
(See Note above.)

Oct. 30–Nov. 27, 2010

Season bag limit is two deer. ONE may be antlered if the Antlered Buck Bow Permit is purchased. However, if the hunter chooses not to purchase the Antlered Buck Bow Permit then the bag limit is two antlerless deer only.
(See Note above.)

Permit
Muzzleloader

Nov. 29, 30; Dec. 13, 14, 18–24, 27–31, 2010; Jan. 1–7, 2011

Season bag limit is two deer. ONE may be antlered if the Antlered Buck Muzzleloader Permit is purchased. However, if the hunter chooses not to purchase the Antlered Buck Muzzleloader Permit, then the bag limit is two antlerless deer only. (See Note above.)

Nov. 29, 30; Dec. 13, 14, 18–24, 27–31, 2010; Jan. 1–7, 2011

Season bag limit is two deer. ONE may be antlered if the Antlered Buck Muzzleloader Permit is purchased. However, if the hunter chooses not to purchase the Antlered Buck Muzzleloader Permit, then the bag limit is two antlerless deer only. (See Note above.)

Six-day Firearm

Dec. 6–11, 2010

Season bag limit is two antlered deer. However, if a hunter harvests two antlered deer, he/she forfeits the opportunity to harvest an antlered deer during the Permit Shotgun Season. Only one buck may be taken at a time.

Dec. 6–11, 2010

Season bag limit is two antlered deer. However, if a hunter harvests two antlered deer, he/she forfeits the opportunity to harvest an antlered deer during the Permit Shotgun Season. Only one buck may be taken at a time.

Permit Shotgun Season

Dec. 15, 2010

Season bag limit is one deer. This deer may be antlered if the Antlered Buck Shotgun Permit is purchased. However, if the hunter chooses not to purchase the Antlered Buck Shotgun Permit or harvested two antlered deer during the Six-day firearm season, then the bag limit is one antlerless deer only.
(See Note above.)

Dec. 15–17, 2010

Season bag limit is two deer. ONE may be antlered if the Antlered Buck Shotgun Permit is purchased. However, if the hunter chooses not to purchase the Antlered Buck Shotgun Permit or harvested two antlered deer during the Six-day firearm season, then the bag limit is two antlerless deer only.
(See Note above.)

Winter Bow

Jan. 1–31, 2011

Season bag limit is two deer—only ONE may be antlered.

Jan. 1–31, 2011

Season bag limit is two deer—only ONE may be antlered.

Regulation Set

Regulation Set #4

Regulation Set #6

Zones

2, 16, 27*, 28, 29*, 31, 35*, 47, 63*

5, 17, 19, 25, 42, 48

Info

* Any antlered deer taken in Zone 27, 29, 35 or 63 must have at least three antler points on one side of the rack.

• Legal hunting hours: 1⁄2 hour before sunrise to 1⁄2 hour after sunset. No firearm deer hunting on Sunday. Limited Sunday bowhunting allowed; see Deer Hunting Regulations.

• For more details, see Deer Hunting Regulations.

• Note: Only one antlerless permit, per zone, may be purchased in each permit season. If a hunter purchases an antlerless permit for more than one zone in a season, the Antlered Buck Permit is valid for a ONE TIME USE in only ONE of the corresponding zones for that season. Properly licensed hunters are still limited to ONE antlered buck per season, regardless of the number of antlerless permits purchased.

• Legal hunting hours: 1⁄2 hour before sunrise to 1⁄2 hour after sunset. No firearm deer hunting on Sundays. Limited Sunday bowhunting allowed; see Deer Hunting Regulations.

• For more details, see Deer Hunting Regulations.

• Note: Only one antlerless permit, per zone, may be purchased in each permit season. If a hunter purchases an antlerless permit for more than one zone in a season, the Antlered Buck Permit is valid for a ONE TIME USE in only ONE of the corresponding zones for that season. Properly licensed hunters are still limited to ONE antlered buck per season, regardless of the number of antlerless permits purchased.

Fall Bow

First deer must be antlerless: Sept. 11–Oct. 1, 2010

First deer may be antlered or antlerless: Oct. 2–29, 2010

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer and ONE antlered deer.

First deer must be antlerless: Sept. 11–Oct. 1, 2010

First deer may be antlered or antlerless: Oct. 2–29, 2010

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer and ONE antlered deer.

Youth Day

—Bow Only—

Sept. 25, 2010

Sept. 25, 2010

Youth Day

—Firearm Only—

Nov. 20, 2010

Season bag limit is one deer of either sex for any qualified youth hunter only. Any deer harvested by a qualified youth hunter accompanied by a similarly licensed, non-shooting adult mentor is NOT included as part of the bag limit for the Fall Bow or Six-day Firearm seasons.

Nov. 20, 2010

Season bag limit is one deer of either sex for any qualified youth hunter only. Any deer harvested by a qualified youth hunter accompanied by a similarly licensed, non-shooting adult mentor is NOT included as part of the bag limit for the Fall Bow or Six-day Firearm Season.

Permit Bow

Oct. 30–Dec. 24, 26–31, 2010

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer. ONE antlered deer may be harvested if the Antlered Buck Bow Permit is purchased. (See Note above.)

Oct. 30–Dec. 24, 26–31, 2010

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer. ONE antlered deer may be harvested if the Antlered Buck Bow Permit is purchased. (See Note above.)

Permit
Muzzleloader

Nov. 29, 30; Dec. 13, 14, 18–24, 27–31, 2010; Jan. 1–7, 2011

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer. ONE antlered deer may be harvested if the Antlered Buck Muzzleloader Permit is purchased. However, if the hunter chooses not to purchase the Antlered Buck Muzzleloader Permit, then the bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer only. (See Note above.)

Antlered or Antlerless: Nov. 29, 30; Dec. 13, 14, 18–24, 27–31, 2010;
and Jan. 1–31, 2011

Antlerless deer only: Dec. 6–11, 2010

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer. ONE antlered deer may be harvested if the Antlered Buck Muzzleloader Permit is purchased. However, if the hunter chooses not to purchase the Antlered Buck Muzzleloader Permit, then the bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer only. Two deer may be taken at a time. (See Note above.)

Six-day Firearm

Dec. 6–11, 2010

Season bag limit is two antlered deer. However, if a hunter harvests two antlered deer, he/she forfeits the opportunity to harvest an antlered deer during the Permit Shotgun Season. Only one buck may be taken at a time.

Dec. 6–11, 2010

Season bag limit is two antlered deer. However, if a hunter harvests two antlered deer, he/she forfeits the opportunity to harvest an antlered deer during the Permit Shotgun Season. Only one buck may be taken at a time.

Permit Shotgun Season

Dec. 15–17, 2010; and Jan. 8–15, 2011

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer. ONE antlered deer may be harvested if the Antlered Buck Shotgun Permit is purchased. However, if the hunter harvests two antlered deer during the Six-day Firearm Season, then the bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer only. (See Note above.)

Antlerless deer only: Dec. 6–11, 2010

Antlered or Antlerless: Dec. 15–17, 2010; Jan. 1–30, 2011

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer. ONE antlered deer may be harvested if the Antlered Buck Shotgun Permit is purchased. However, if the hunter harvests two antlered deer during the Six-day firearm Season, then the bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer only. Two deer may be taken at a time.
(See Note above.)

Winter Bow

Jan. 1–31, 2011

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer and ONE antlered deer.

Jan. 1–31, 2011

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer and ONE antlered deer.

Regulation Set

Regulation Set #8

Zones

7, 8, 9*, 10, 11, 12, 13*,
14, 15, 36, 41, 49, 50, 51

Info

* Any antlered deer taken in Zones 9 or 13 must have at least three antler points on one side of the rack.

• Legal hunting hours: 1⁄2 hour before sunrise to 1⁄2 hour after sunset. No firearm deer hunting on Sundays. Limited Sunday bowhunting allowed; see Deer Hunting Regulations.

• For more details, see Deer Hunting Regulations.

• Note: Only one antlerless permit, per zone, may be purchased in each permit season. If a hunter purchases an antlerless permit for more than one zone in a season, the Antlered Buck Permit is valid for a ONE TIME USE in only ONE of the corresponding zones for that season. Properly licensed hunters are still limited to ONE antlered buck per season, regardless of the number of antlerless permits purchased.

Fall Bow

First deer must be antlerless: Sept. 11–Oct. 1, 2010

First deer may be antlered or antlerless: Oct. 2–29, 2010

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer and ONE antlered deer.

Youth Day

—Bow Only—

Sept. 25, 2010

Youth Day

—Firearm Only—

Nov. 20, 2010

Season bag limit is one deer of either sex for any qualified youth hunter only. Any deer harvested by a qualified youth hunter accompanied by a similarly licensed, non-shooting adult mentor is NOT included as part of the bag limit for the Fall Bow or Six-day Firearm Season.

Permit Bow

Oct. 30–Dec. 24, 26–31, 2010

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer. ONE antlered deer may be harvested if the Antlered Buck Bow Permit is purchased. (See Note above.)

Permit
Muzzleloader

Antlered or Antlerless: Nov. 29, 30; Dec. 13, 14, 18–24, 27–31, 2010;
and Jan. 1–Feb. 12, 2011

Antlerless deer only: Dec. 1–3, 6-11, 2010

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer. ONE antlered deer may be harvested if the Antlered Buck Muzzleloader Permit is purchased. However, if the hunter chooses not to purchase the Antlered Buck Muzzleloader Permit, then the bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer only. Two deer may be taken at a time. (See Note above.)

Six-day Firearm

Dec. 6–11, 2010

Season bag limit is two antlered deer. However, if a hunter harvests two antlered deer, he/she forfeits the opportunity to harvest an antlered deer during the Permit Shotgun Season. Only one buck may be taken at a time.

Permit Shotgun Season

Antlerless deer only: Dec. 1–3, 6–11, 2010
Antlered or Antlerless: Dec. 15–17, 2010; and Jan. 1–Feb. 12, 2011

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer. ONE antlered deer may be harvested if the Antlered Buck Shotgun Permit is purchased. However, if the hunter harvests two antlered deer during the Six-day Firearm Season, then the bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer only. Two deer may be taken at a time.
(See Note above.)

Winter Bow

Jan. 1–Feb. 19, 2011

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer and ONE antlered deer.

Deer Zone Map

 

New Jersey Deer Management Zones*

 

2010–11 NJ Deer Season Regulation Sets Reference Chart
No zones assigned to Regulation Sets 5 and 7.
Zone For seasons and bag limits, see details in Regulations Sets above. Zone For seasons and bag limits, see details in Regulation Sets
above.
1 Regulation Set # 2 36 Regulation Set # 8
2 Regulation Set # 4 37 Special Hunting Area Seasons
3 Regulation Set # 2 38 Special Hunting Area Seasons
4 Regulation Set # 1 39 Special Hunting Area Seasons
5 Regulation Set # 6 40 Special Hunting Area Seasons
6 Regulation Set # 3 41 Regulation Set # 8
7 Regulation Set # 8 42 Regulation Set # 6
8 Regulation Set # 8 43 Regulation Set # 0
9 Regulation Set # 8 44 Zone is not Designated
10 Regulation Set # 8 45 Regulation Set # 0
11 Regulation Set # 8 46 Regulation Set # 0
12 Regulation Set # 8 47 Regulation Set # 4
13 Regulation Set # 8 48 Regulation Set # 6
14 Regulation Set # 8 49 Regulation Set # 8
15 Regulation Set # 8 50 Regulation Set # 8
16 Regulation Set # 4 51 Regulation Set # 8
17 Regulation Set # 6 52 Zone is not Designated
18 Regulation Set # 2 53 Special Hunting Area Seasons
19 Regulation Set # 6 54 Special Hunting Area Seasons
20 Zone is not Designated 55 Regulation Set # 3
21 Regulation Set # 0 56 Special Hunting Area Seasons
22 Regulation Set # 3 57 Special Hunting Area Seasons
23 Regulation Set # 0 58 Special Hunting Area Seasons
24 Regulation Set # 0 59 Zone is not Designated
25 Regulation Set # 6 60 Zone is not Designated
26 Regulation Set # 3 61 Special Hunting Area Seasons
27 Regulation Set # 4 62 Zone is not Designated
28 Regulation Set # 4 63 Regulation Set # 4
29 Regulation Set # 4 64 Special Hunting Area Seasons
30 Regulation Set # 3 65 Regulation Set # 3
31 Regulation Set # 4 66 Special Hunting Area Seasons
32 Zone is not Designated 67 Special Hunting Area Seasons
33 Zone is not Designated 68 Special Hunting Area Seasons
34 Regulation Set # 0 70 Special Hunting Area Seasons
35 Regulation Set # 4

* Map is for reference only. Use a county map while following zone boundary descriptions.

 

ZONES SPECIAL AREA
37 Fort Dix Reservation
38* Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
39 Earle Naval Weapons Station
40* Earle Naval Weapons Station – Waterfront Section
53 Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station
54* Picatinny Arsenal (Dept of the Army)
56* Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (Southern portion)
57* Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (Central portion)
58* Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (Northern portion)
61* Atlantic County Parks System
64* Monmouth Battlefield State Park
66* Federal Aviation Administration Technical Center
67* High Point State Park
68* Franklin Parker Preserve and Four Mile Spring Preserve
70* Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
(northern portion, southern section)
* Not shown on map

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