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Pheasant/Quail Season Opens Saturday, November 9


November 8, 2019

The pheasant/quail season opens at 8:00 a.m. Saturday with 24 Wildlife Management Areas and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area stocked with birds. Quail are stocked on two WMAs. Stocking continues weekly (except Dec. 7-20) through the end of December. A Pheasant/Quail Stamp is required and small game hunters must wear a hunter orange hat on WMAs stocked with pheasants or quail. Hunters should consult pages 54-57 in the Hunting Digest for additional regulations and information.

Hunters can increase their enjoyment by focusing on days pheasants and quail are available and the fields they are stocked on. The stocking schedule and stocking maps are available on the Fish and Wildlife website and linked below.

Pheasant Stocking Schedule (pdf, 85kb)
  Pheasant Stocking Maps

Quail Stocking Schedule (pdf, 75kb)
  Quail Stocking Maps

Small Game Hunting In New Jersey
2019 Hunting Digest

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Last Updated: November 8, 2019