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Dog Training, Exercising & Hunting
on Wildlife Management Areas

The Division of Fish and Wildlife supports the proper use of dogs while hunting for designated game species. Dog Training Areas areas are maintained on 14 Wildlife Management Areas for public use. Below are regulations regarding the use of dogs on WMAs.

A person may exercise or train dogs in designated dog training areas from May 1 to August 31 inclusive, only on the following select WMAs:

Assunpink Glassboro Pequest Tuckahoe
Black River Hainesville (water dogs only) Salem River Whittingham (upland and water dog areas)
Clinton Manasquan Winslow  
Colliers Mills Millville Stafford Forge  

Dog on point All dogs must be properly licensed. A person may exercise or train dogs on any WMA from September 1 to April 30. There shall be no exercising or training of dogs on any WMA on the Friday before the opening day of the regular small game season.

Additional regulations (see NJAC 7:25-2:20 below) involve the release of game birds for training, the use of pigeons, the use of firearms, frozen game birds, the use of call back pens and the release of foxes, raccoons, rabbits and hares.

NEW JERSEY ADMINISTRATIVE CODE: 7:25-2:20 - Dog Training Rules (pdf, 8kb)

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Department of Environmental Protection
P. O. Box 402
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402

Last Updated: October 28, 2013