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Hunting in New Jersey: Are Safety Courses Required to Hunt in New Jersey? How Do I Pass Classes?

By    |   Friday, 29 May 2015 12:12 PM

Many people enjoy hunting in New Jersey on account of its beautiful countryside and plentiful wildlife. As with any activity, hunting can be dangerous if its rules are not obeyed. So as to avoid any hunting accidents, New Jersey provides mandatory hunting education for anyone wishing to purchase a hunting license. You may not purchase a hunting license until you pass the course. Here is what you need to know about how to take and pass New Jersey's hunter education and safety course.
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  1. New Jersey's Division of Fish and Wildlife explains that their mandatory hunter education includes a "home-study" program and a field day. On this day, students will be helped and evaluated by instructors. The instructors will assist them during the field walk and a live-fire session. After these sessions, the students will be administered a final written exam. Hunters can sign up online on the New Jersey's Division of Fish and Wildlife. It should be noted, however, that hunters cannot register on a mobile device.
  2. The hunting course and state-provided accompanying materials are free of charge.
  3. Every weekend, excluding holidays, from March to November the field day is held in at least one location in New Jersey. July is an exception; during this time, field days are only available during weekdays. There are always random weekday classes held during the year. In order to see when and where the classes take place, look at the schedule on the New Jersey's Division of Fish and Wildlife's website.
  4. The home study part of the course must be completed before a student is allowed to attend a field day. To complete the home study, finish the state's provided workbook utilizing the information obtained from the accompanying video.

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  6. An alternative to the state workbook and video home study is completing the online modules on HunterCourse.com. These modules only substitute for the workbook and video portion of the Hunting Education Course. If a person uses HunterCourse.com, they are still required to attend a field day.

  7. Complete the provided practice tests in the workbook to prepare yourself for the final exam.
  8. Practice safe handling procedures for firearms and bows.
  9. All bow students must show that they are proficient at archery. The proficiency requirements are placing at least three out of five arrows in a deer target from 15 or 20 yards back.
  10. eRegulations shares that there are several different hunter education courses that you can register for in New Jersey. The bow hunter course is required before purchasing a bow and receiving an arrow-hunting license. The firearm hunter course is required before purchasing a firearm and receiving a New Jersey firearm permit. Lastly, a trapper education course must be obtained before purchasing a trapper license.
This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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