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Public Deer Hunting Land

Public Hunting Land – Deer

New Jersey has more than 750,000 acres of state land available to the deer hunter. This list is arranged by deer management zone for public land open to deer hunting. Generally, only areas with 100 acres or more of upland habitat are listed. Updates since last year are noted below in red.

  • Bear Swamp WMA
  • Flatbrook—Roy WMA
  • Hainesville WMA
  • Stokes State Forest

    Deer Management Zone 2

  • Kittatinny Valley State Park
  • Paulinskill WMA
  • Wallkill River NWR (see Special Areas Information - Additional Deer Hunting Opportunities)
  • Wawayanda State Park

    Deer Management Zone 3

  • Abram Hewitt State Forest
  • Hamburg Mountain WMA
  • Long Pond Ironworks State Park
  • Newark Watershed (see Special Areas Information - Additional Deer Hunting Opportunities)
  • Norvin Green State Forest
  • Ramapo Mountain State Forest
  • Ringwood State Park
  • Wawayanda State Park

    Deer Management Zone 4

  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
  • Flatbrook—Roy WMA
  • Stokes State Forest
  • Walpack WMA
  • Worthington State Forest

    Deer Management Zone 5

  • Beaver Brook WMA
  • Columbia WMA
  • Honey Run WMA
  • Jenny Jump State Forest
  • Paulinskill WMA
  • Swartswood State Park
  • Trout Brook WMA
  • White Lake WMA
  • Whittingham WMA

    Deer Management Zone 6

  • Allamuchy Mountain State Park
  • Berkshire Valley WMA
  • Farny State Park
  • Newark Watershed (see Special Areas Information - Additional Deer Hunting Opportunities)
  • Rockaway River WMA
  • Sparta Mountain WMA
  • Weldon Brook WMA
  • Wildcat Ridge WMA

    Deer Management Zone 7

  • Buckhorn Creek WMA
  • Clinton WMA
  • Musconetcong River WMA
  • Spruce Run Recreation Area (see Special Areas Information - Additional Deer Hunting Opportunities)

    Deer Management Zone 8

  • Allamuchy Mountain State Park
  • Black River WMA
  • Hacklebarney State Park
  • Ken Lockwood Gorge WMA
  • Musconetcong River WMA
  • Pequest WMA
  • Rockport WMA
  • South Branch WMA
  • Voorhees State Park

    Deer Management Zone 9

  • Black River WMA

    Deer Management Zone 10

  • Musconetcong River WMA

    Deer Management Zone 11

  • D & R Canal State Park - My Ben and Trap Rock-Knipe Tracts (see Special Areas Information - Additional Deer Hunting Opportunities)
  • Kingwood Township - Horseshoe Bend Park (see Special Areas Information - Additional Deer Hunting Opportunities)
  • Lockatong WMA

    Deer Management Zone 12

  • Round Valley Recreation Area (see Special Areas Information - Additional Deer Hunting Opportunities)
  • South Branch WMA

    Deer Management Zone 13

  • No State Public Hunting Land

    Deer Management Zone 14

  • Assunpink WMA
  • Pigeon Swamp State Park
  • D & R Canal State Park - Six Mile Run Reservoir (see Special Areas Information - Additional Deer Hunting Opportunities)

    Deer Management Zone 15

  • Assunpink WMA

    Deer Management Zone 16

  • Butterfly Bogs WMA
  • Turkey Swamp WMA

    Deer Management Zone 17

  • Colliers Mills WMA
  • Pleasant Run WMA
  • Prospertown Lake WMA

    Deer Management Zone 18

  • Colliers Mills WMA
  • Manchester WMA
  • Whiting WMA

    Deer Management Zone 19

  • Medford WMA
  • Wharton State Forest

    Deer Management Zone 21

  • Double Trouble State Park
  • Forked River Mountain WMA
  • Greenwood Forest WMA
  • Lebanon State Forest

    Deer Management Zone 22

  • Bass River State Forest
  • Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (see Special Areas Information)

    Deer Management Zone 23

  • Wharton State Forest

    Deer Management Zone 24

  • Bass River State Forest
  • Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (see Special Areas Information)
  • Penn State Forest
  • Stafford Forge WMA
  • Swan Bay WMA
  • Warren Grove Recreation Area
  • Wharton State Forest

    Deer Management Zone 25

  • Cedar Lake WMA
  • Great Egg Harbor River WMA
  • Penbryn Pond WMA
  • Wharton State Forest
  • White Oak Branch WMA
  • Upper Great Egg Harbor Greenway

    Deer Management Zone 26

  • Edwin B. Forsythe NWR (see Special Areas Information)
  • Great Egg Harbor River WMA
  • Hammonton Creek WMA
  • Makepeace Lake WMA
  • Port Republic WMA

    Deer Management Zone 27

  • Salem River WMA
  • Thundergut Pond WMA

    Deer Management Zone 28

  • Buckshutem WMA
  • Elmer Lake WMA
  • Parvin State Park
  • Union Lake WMA

    Deer Management Zone 29

  • Bayside PSE&G Tract (see Special Areas Information
  • Cohansey River WMA
  • Gum Tree Corner WMA
  • Mad Horse Creek WMA
  • Maskells Mill Pond WMA
  • Stowe Creek State Park

    Deer Management Zone 30

  • Bear Swamp Natural Area (closed Jan. 15–Aug. 1)
  • Dix WMA
  • Egg Island WMA
  • Fortescue WMA
  • Nantuxent WMA
  • New Sweden WMA

    Deer Management Zone 31

  • Millville WMA
  • Buckshutem WMA

    Deer Management Zone 34

  • Beaver Swamp WMA
  • Belleplain State Forest
  • Cape May Coastal Wetlands WMA
  • Cape May National Wildlife Refuge (see Special Areas Information)
  • Dennis Creek WMA
  • Heislerville WMA
  • Higbee Beach WMA
  • Tuckahoe WMA
  • Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve (see Special Areas Information - Additional Deer Hunting Opportunities)

    Deer Management Zone 35

  • D.O.D. Ponds
  • Harrisonville Lake WMA

    Deer Management Zone 36

  • No State Public Land

    Deer Management Zone 37

  • Dix-McGuire Section of Joint Base MDL (see Special Areas Information)

    Deer Management Zone 38

  • Great Swamp NWR (see Special Areas Information)

    Deer Management Zone 39

  • NWS Earle (see Special Areas p. 43)

    Deer Management Zone 41

  • Alexauken Creek WMA
  • Washington Crossing State Park (see Special Areas Information - Additional Deer Hunting Opportunities)

    Deer Management Zone 42

  • Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (see Special Areas Information)
  • Port Republic WMA
  • Tuckahoe WMA

    Deer Management Zone 43

  • Millville (Bevan) WMA

    Deer Management Zone 45

  • Menantico Ponds WMA
  • Peaslee WMA

    Deer Management Zone 46

  • Gibson Creek WMA
  • Great Egg Harbor River WMA
  • Maple Lake WMA (Lenape Farms Tract)
  • Peaslee WMA
  • Tuckahoe WMA (Lenape Farms Tract)

    Deer Management Zone 47

  • Peaslee WMA

    Deer Management Zone 48

  • Rancocas State Park (see Special Areas Information - Additional Deer Hunting Opportunities)

    Deer Management Zone 49

  • No State Public Land

    Deer Management Zone 50

  • Cheesequake State Park (see Special Areas Information - Additional Deer Hunting Opportunities)

    Deer Management Zone 51

  • Allaire State Park
  • Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (see Special Areas Information
  • Manasquan River WMA
  • Manahawkin WMA

    Deer Management Zone 53

  • Lakehurst Section of Joint Base MDL (see Special Areas Special Areas Information)

    Deer Management Zone 54

  • No Public Hunting Land

    Deer Management Zone 55

  • Glassboro WMA

    Deer Management Zone 61

  • Atlantic County Park System (see Special Areas Special Areas Information)

    Deer Management Zone 63

  • Abbotts Meadow WMA (see Special Areas Information)
  • Supawna Meadows NWR (see Special Areas Information)

    Deer Management Zone 64

  • Monmouth Battlefield State Park (see Special Areas Information)

    Deer Management Zone 65

  • Winslow WMA
  • White Oak Branch WMA

    Deer Management Zone 66

  • Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center (see Special Areas Information)

    Deer Management Zone 67

  • High Point State Park (see Special Areas Information)

    Deer Management Zone 68

  • Franklin Parker Preserve (see Special Areas Information)