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The 2014 New Jersey Freshwater Fishing Guide is now available!
To view the new guide, please download the pdf. Check back in the coming days as we work to put up the new 2014 website.

Below is content from the 2013 guide.

Turtle & Bullfrog Regulations

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Turtle Regulations

Turtles may be taken in all waters with a resident or nonresident fishing license with the provisions listed below. Turtles taken with a firearm require a hunting license. Turtles may be taken year-round provided that:

  • no more than six tur­tles per day are taken;
  • shooting of tur­tles on federal reservoirs is pro­hib­it­ed;
  • terrestrial (land) turtles may not be sold;
  • taking of the western chicken turtle, map turtle, painted and razorback musk turtles and/or al­li­ga­tor snapping turtle is pro­hib­it­ed;
  • the Wichita Moun­tains NWR is closed to turtle harvest;
  • no aquatic turtles may be sold or purchased without the proper commercial turtle harvester or buyer’s license.

Bullfrog Regulations

Bullfrogs may be taken with hook and line, gig, spear, bow and arrow or other methods, except firearms, under a res­i­dent or nonresident fishing license. Bull­frogs taken with a firearm require a hunting license. Bullfrogs may be taken year-round provided that:

  • no more than 15 bull­frogs per day
    are taken;
  • bullfrogs may not be sold or shipped out of state;
  • the Wichita Mountains NWR is closed to bullfrog harvest.

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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