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Hunting in New Jersey: 5 Animals to Hunt in the Fall

By    |   Friday, 29 May 2015 10:50 AM

Autumn is a beautiful time of year in New Jersey. The cooler, crisp air and the changing of the leaves create a wonderful environment for exploring the outdoors. Because of this, hunting is an extremely popular pastime. Because hunting in New Jersey is regulated by the state, listed below are the most popular types of prey that are in season during fall.

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  1. Migratory Birds - Being a coastal state with plenty of marshland, New Jersey is a prime state for hunting many migratory birds. The most popular include ducks, brant, and geese with the most common target being the Canada goose. The regulated season for hunting these birds starts in September statewide with the Canada goose. From October through November the dates for the ducks and brants vary depending on the region in the state. The limits to the amount of birds you can bag depend on the type of bird and vary from daily limits to seasonal limits.
  2. Deer - Deer are a very popular animal for hunting in New Jersey. While the largest portion of the deer hunting season is during the winter, there is a bow hunting season in the fall, as well. This fall season runs in October and November and typically carries a one-bag limit per month, regardless of the sex of the animal. By purchasing a permit you are allowed to bag one antlered buck in November, but without the permit you are restricted to bucks without antlers.
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  4. Coyote and Fox - One of the most fun, and difficult, animals to hunt in New Jersey is the Coyote. In addition to the fox, the season for Coyote is usually mid-September to mid-November. Although you are only permitted to use a bow and arrow during the fall, a winter season for these animals does allow the use of firearms. Because of their large population, there is no limit to the amount of coyotes or foxes that you are allowed to bag during the season.
  5. Rabbit and Hare - Another exhilarating hunt is for the rabbit or hare. While small arms can be used in bagging these animals, traps are more commonly used due to the animals' small size and agility. Their season runs from late September and extends into the winter. Depending on the type of rabbit, you can bag anywhere from one to four per day.
  6. Squirrel - The season for squirrels begins in late September and goes until early November with a winter season stating in January as well. Because of their small size, traps are the weapons of choice, but air rifles are permitted as well. To try to prevent over-hunting, there is a limit of five squirrels per day during the open season.
All information regarding hunting seasons comes from The New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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