The following dates have been approved by the Federal Government.
Please consult the NJ 1997-98 Migratory Bird Supplement for further details.
DUCKS - 60 days with compensation for Sundays (60 hunting days)
Daily bag limit: 4 ducks*,
which may NOT include more than 2 wood ducks, 2 hen
mallards, 2 pintails, 2 redheads, 1canvasback, 1 black duck (also
* In addition to the 4 duck daily bag, an extra daily bag limit of 2 green-winged or blue-winged teal, singly or in aggregate, may be taken during the entire season.
CANADA GOOSE - Regular Canada goose season closed
Daily bag limit: 5 Canada geese
ATLANTIC BRANT - 60 days with compensation for Sundays (50 hunting days)
Daily bag limit: 2 Atlantic brant
SNOW GOOSE - 107 days with compensation for Sundays (107 hunting days)
Daily bag limit: 10 snow geese
SEA DUCKS - 107 days with compensation for Sundays (107 hunting days)
Daily bag limit: 7, except no more than 4 may be scoters (in sea duck area)
YOUTH DUCK HUNTING DAY - Sept 27, 1997
Daily bag limit same as regular duck season (black ducks are legal). Canada geese are legal if the youth possesses a Special September Season permit.
RAIL GALLINULE - (70 days) Sept. 1 - Nov. 8
SNIPE - (107 days) Sept. 26 - Jan. 10
CROWS - Aug. 4 - Mar. 14 (Mon., Thur., Fri. & Sat.)
WOODCOCK - (24 days)
Consult the Fish & Wildlife DIGEST and the NJ 1997-98 Migratory Bird Supplement for more complete information about hunting seasons and regulations. Available at all license agents and Division offices.