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The 2014 New Jersey Freshwater Fishing Guide is now available!
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Below is content from the 2013 guide.

Privilege Fees

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Duration

Privilege Type

Residents

Non Residents

Notes, Prerequisites

(additional information)

* Licensee must have the stamp or tag in possession before using this privilege. Fish tags must be secured to the non-game fishing device. Federal Duck Stamps must be signed across the face and in the licensee’s possession while hunting.

** Hunter education certification is required for anyone born after June 30, 1979. See Hunter Education Requirements.

Fishing Privileges—Freshwater; More Information

3 Year

Freshwater Fishing License

30.00

105.00

Valid for 3 consecutive license years, expires June 30 of third year. 3-Year licenses purchased after January 1, 2015 will expire on the third anniversary of the date of issue.

Annual

Freshwater Fishing License

10.00

35.00

Valid through June 30, 2015. Annual licenses purchased after January 1, 2015 will expire on the anniversary of the date of issue.

14 Day

Freshwater Fishing License

5.00

11.00

Valid 14 consecutive days.

Annual

Commercial Freshwater License

50.00

1,000.00

Device quantity limits apply in freshwater bodies, See Nongame Device Limits. Expires June 30, 2015.

Non-Game Freshwater Fishing Privileges; More Information

(A freshwater fishing license or commercial freshwater fishing license is required to use non-game devices)

Duration

Privilege Type

Residents

Non Residents

Notes, Prerequisites

(additional information)

Annual

Jug Permit

5.00

50.00

1 permit per licensee; allows up to 50 jugs subjective to body of water. Expires June 30, 2015.

Annual

Set Hook Permit

5.00

50.00

1 permit per licensee; allows up to 50 hooks subjective to body of water. Expires June 30, 2015.

Annual

Eel Pot Tag*

5.00

50.00

Recreational limit 2 pots per licensee.
Reporting Requirements apply. Expires June 30, 2015.

Annual

Gill Net Tag*
(Not for shad or herring)

5.00

50.00

Recreational limit 3 nets and no more than a total of 100 yds of net. Expires June 30, 2015.

Annual

Hoop Net Tag*

10.00

50.00

Recreational limit 1 net per licensee. Expires June 30, 2015.

Annual

Trap Tag*

5.00

50.00

Recreational limit 2 traps per licensee. Expires June 30, 2015.

Annual

Trotline Tag*

2.50

50.00

Recreational limit is 1 trotline with a maximum 50 hooks. Expires June 30, 2015.

Fishing Privileges—Saltwater; More Information

Duration

Privilege Type

Residents

Non Residents

Notes, Prerequisites

(additional information)

3 Year

Saltwater Fishing License

30.00

105.00

Expires on the third anniversary of the date of issue.

Annual

Saltwater Fishing License

10.00

35.00

Expires on the anniversary of the date of issue.

14 Day

Saltwater Fishing License

5.00

11.00

Valid 14 consecutive days.

Season

Shrimp Baiting License & Tags*

25.00

500.00

Season dates apply, see application.

Annual

Saltwater Public Fishing Pier

150.00

100 feet or less in length, license has reporting requirements. Expires June 30, 2015.

Annual

Saltwater Public Fishing Pier

350.00

More than 100 feet in length, license has reporting requirements. Expires June 30, 2015.

Annual

Saltwater Charter Fishing Vessel

150.00

6 or fewer paying passengers, license has reporting requirements. Expires June 30, 2015.

Annual

Saltwater Charter Fishing Vessel

250.00

7-49 paying passengers, license has reporting requirements. Expires June 30, 2015.

Annual

Saltwater Charter Fishing Vessel

350.00

50 or more paying passengers, license has
reporting requirements. Expires June 30, 2015.

Commercial Saltwater License and Gear Licenses: SCDNR License Office, P.O. Box 12559 Charleston, SC 29422-2559, 843-953-9301.

Combination Freshwater Fishing & Hunting Privileges**

Duration

Privilege Type

Residents

Non Residents

Notes, Prerequisites

(additional information

3 Year

Combination License

75.00

n/a

Includes State Hunting, Big Game & Freshwater Fishing, valid for 3 consecutive license years, expires June 30th of third year. 3-Year licenses purchased after January 1, 2015 will expire on the third anniversary of the date of issue.

Annual

Combination License

25.00

n/a

Includes State Hunting, Big Game & Freshwater Fishing. Valid thru June 30, 2015. Annual licenses purchased after January 1, 2015 will expire on the anniversary of the date of issue.

Annual

Junior Sportsman License

16.00

n/a

Includes State Hunting, Big Game, Wildlife Management Areas & Freshwater Fishing, for applicants 16-17 years of age. Valid thru June 30, 2015. Annual licenses purchased after January 1, 2015 will expire on the anniversary of the date of issue.

3 Year

Sportsman License

150.00

n/a

Includes State Hunting, Big Game, Wildlife Management Areas & Freshwater Fishing, valid for 3 consecutive license years, expires June 30th of third year. 3-Year licenses purchased after January 1, 2015 will expire on the third anniversary of the date of issue.

Annual

Sportsman License

50.00

n/a

Includes State Hunting, Big Game, Wildlife Management Areas & Freshwater Fishing. Valid thru June 30, 2015. Annual licenses purchased after January 1, 2015 will expire on the anniversary of the date of issue.

Hunting Privileges**; More Information

Duration

Privilege Type

Residents

Non Residents

Notes, Prerequisites

(additional information)

3 Year

State Hunting License

36.00

n/a

Basic hunting license, valid for 3 consecutive license years, expires June 30th of third year. 3-Year licenses purchased after January 1, 2015 will expire on the third anniversary of the date of issue.

Annual

State Hunting License

12.00

125.00

Basic hunting license, valid through June 30, 2015. Annual licenses purchased after January 1, 2015 will expire on the anniversary of the date of issue.

10 Day

State Hunting License

n/a

75.00

Basic hunting license, valid 10 consecutive days.

3 Day

State Hunting License

n/a

40.00

Basic hunting license, valid 3 consecutive days.

Annual

Apprentice License

12.00

125.00

Hunting license applicants born after June 30, 1979, who do not hold a hunter education certification may take this one time exemption from the hunter education certification requirement. See apprentice info for other requirements. Annual licenses purchased after January 1, 2015 will expire on the anniversary of the date of issue.

3 Year

Big Game Permit

18.00

n/a

Required to hunt bear, deer or turkey, 3 Year or Lifetime Hunting License required, valid for 3 consecutive license years, expires June 30th of third year. 3-Year licenses purchased after January 1, 2015 will expire on the third anniversary of the date of issue.

Annual

Big Game Permit

6.00

100.00

Required to hunt bear, deer or turkey, hunting license required. Annual licenses purchased after January 1, 2015 will expire on the anniversary of the date of issue.

3 Year

Wildlife Management Area

91.50

n/a

Required to hunt on WMA lands, 3 Year or Lifetime Hunting License required, valid for 3 consecutive license years, expires June 30th of third year. 3-Year licenses purchased after January 1, 2015 will expire on the third anniversary of the date of issue.

Annual

Wildlife Management Area

30.50

76.00

Required to hunt on WMA lands, hunting license required. Annual licenses purchased after January 1, 2015 will expire on the anniversary of the date of issue.

Annual

Shooting Preserve Permit

8.50

For hunting specified released species only on licensed shooting preserves. Expires June 30, 2015.

Season

Nonresident Alligator Hunting Fee

n/a

200.00

Required for all nonresidents 16 yrs of age or older who participate in any alligator management program, hunting license required. Must also possess an alligator harvest tag and permit or accompany another person that possesses an alligator tag and permit. Annual licenses purchased after January 1, 2015 will expire on the anniversary of the date of issue.

Season

Individual Antlerless Deer Tags*

5.00

Maximum 4 tags per hunter, big game permit required, season dates apply, see application.

Season

Bear Tag —
Mtns/Game Zone 1 only
(see coastal bear draw hunt)

25.00

100.00

Required to take a bear in addition to the required hunting license and big game permit season dates apply, see application. Youth 15 years old or younger are required to obtain Youth Tags for bear from SCDNR designated offices at no cost.

Season

Migratory Bird Permit (HIP)

No Cost

Season dates apply, hunting license required. Expires June 30, 2015.

Season

Migratory Waterfowl Permit
(State Duck Stamp)

5.50

Season dates apply, Migratory Bird Permit required, Federal Duck Stamp required.

Season

Federal Migratory Bird Hunting & Conservation Stamp (Federal Duck Stamp)*

15.00

Season dates apply, State Migratory Waterfowl Permit required to use in SC, Available at select US Post Offices, by phone at 1-800-STAMP-24
(1-800-782-6724), online at www.duckstamp.com and SCDNR Offices.

Annual

Trapping and Commercial Fur Harvest License

25.00

200.00

Required to sell or trade furbearers taken during the hunting season, or to trap for sport, sale or trade during the trapping season. Required to possess 6 or more furbearers or their pelts. Hunting license required. License has reporting requirements. Expires June 30, 2015.

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