|New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife|
September 13, 2002
September 21, 2002 is Youth Waterfowl Hunting Day in New Jersey. According to the Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife, young hunters with a valid youth license and accompanied by a non-shooting adult (aged 21 or older), will be permitted to hunt for waterfowl statewide from ½ hour before sunrise to sunset.
No federal or state duck stamps are required for youths. In addition, a Harvest Information Program (HIP) number is not necessary.
Non-toxic shot is required. Shot types include steel, bismuth, tungsten-iron, tungsten-polymer, tungsten-matrix and tungsten-nickel-iron (HEVI-SHOT). Shot size may not exceed Size T (0.200 inch).
The bag limit is the same as the regular duck and early Canada goose seasons. For Canada geese it is 5 birds. For ducks and brant it is 6 and 3, respectively. Note that the bag limit for ducks may not include more than 4 mallards (including no more than 2 hens); 4 scoters, 3 scaup, 2 wood ducks; 2 redheads; 1 pintail and 1 black duck. Snow goose season is closed.
Hunters should review current regulations in the New Jersey 2002-03 Migratory Bird Regulations supplement before going afield.