Hunting in New Jersey


New Jersey might not seem like an ideal hunting state but with its coastlines, swamps, and lakes – it’s one of the most attractive hunting states for bird hunters.

Best Animal to Hunt


When you take the natural advantages of New Jersey, the best animal to hunt is ducks. However, you will also be able to hunt big games such as deer and black bear.

Best Hunting Locations


New Jersey has plenty of public lands to hunt on and if you can’t make a choice – here is the list of the best hunting locations so you know exactly where to go:

  • Bass River State Forest
  • Belleplain Forest
  • Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
  • Norvin Green State Forest
  • Bull’s Island Recreation Area

Hunting Requirements

In order to hunt in New Jersey, you will be required to purchase a correct hunting license and in order to purchase a correct hunting license as a non-resident, you will have to provide either a hunting license in your residential state or a certificate that verifies completion of the basic hunter education.

The best place to purchase a license is online directly from the official NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife site.

Getting to New Jersey


New Jersey is very easy to get to thanks to the versatility in the transportation you get to choose – and even though we recommend flying out to New Jersey, some hunters might find the driving or taking a bus or train a better option.

Things to Keep in Mind

When hunting in New Jersey, you are required to display your hunting license on the back of your outer clothing. This is something to keep in mind since it’s not the usual practice in other states.

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