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Reporting a Turkey Harvest

 

Beginning with the Spring 2020 turkey hunting season all hunters will be required to report a harvested turkey on the day killed using the online Automated Harvest Report System.

The following information is also found on page 60 in the 2019-2020 Hunting Digest.

Upon retrieval, the turkey is considered to be in your possession. The hunter must:

1. Immediately fill out the Turkey Report Card that is part of your permit with the exception of the Confirmation Number and attach the tag to the turkey.

2. Record the sex and age of your turkey and take measurements of the beard and longer spur, if applicable*. Measure BEFORE starting the harvest report process.

*For information and instruction on how to determine the sex, age, and measurements of a turkey (required to report a turkey), see Sexing, Aging, and Measuring below.

3. Report your harvest on the license website or by phone to the toll-free number 855-I-HUNT-NJ (855-448-6865). The hunter must continue to attempt accessing the AHRS until they receive a Confirmation Number for that turkey. See deadlines for harvest reporting. (pdf, 160kb)

For sample screenshots of online harvest reporting, see the Guide to Online Reporting below.

4. Record your assigned Confirmation Number on your Turkey Report Card. Retain your Confirmation Number as long as the turkey or its parts are in possession.

 

Guide for turkey reporting (pdf, 690kb)

Sexing, aging and measuring a turkey (pdf, 1.6mb)

Turkey regulations and information (pdf, 475kb)

Report a turkey harvest

If you need further assistance with turkey harvest reporting contact the Turkey Reporting Help Line at 908-735-7288.
Please be advised that due to COVID-19, employees are working from home but will be checking the recorder on this line frequently throughout each weekday of the season and on Saturdays. Please bear with us. We will return your call promptly.

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