The Makepeace Shooting Range located off Weymouth-Elwood Road in Hamilton Township, Atlantic County will reopen on Wednesday June 22, 2022. The range was temporarily closed while lead was reclaimed from the target and intermediary berms. New Jersey Fish and Wildlife appreciates your patience while this work was completed.
A second project will occur on this range in late July or early August, timing is based upon contractor availability. This project will focus on the fine-shot range. More details and a notification will be issued when the contractor provides a start date.
Annual Wild Turkey Brood Sighting Surveys will be conducted from May 15 - September 15 to estimate the average number of wild turkey poults per hen statewide to gauge reproductive success and productivity.
New in 2022, NJ Fish and Wildlife is opening this survey up to the public for a larger sample size of observations. Habitat conditions, weather, and predators all significantly impact nest success and poult/hen survival during the breeding and brood-rearing seasons.
To participate in this survey please follow the instructions on the link below:
Attention Flatbrook Anglers - the National Park Service Road Route 615 (NPS 615) is closed between Flatbrookville and Haneys Mill Road due to a landslide.
Trout stocking will continue as scheduled and all typical stocking locations in Flatbrookville will be stocked as scheduled including the area near the USGS gauging station. Anglers will not be able to drive through the area impacted by the landslide, but can drive to within a few 100 feet of the landslide from both directions.
Anglers can access Flatbrookville and the stocking locations below the landslide in Flatbrookville from the South on NPS-615. The USGS gauging station area can be reached from the North along NPS-615.
The Capoolong Creek Wildlife Management Area Trail is closed to all activity including but not limited to hiking, walking, bike riding and horse back riding from White Bridge Road to Upper Kingtown Road.
The area is closed because of hazardous trail conditions resulting from washouts and erosion.