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2009 Hunting Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST

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Hunting Digest CoverThe Hunting Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST is published in August. It is available on this website in its entirety and in individual segments in PDF format.

Past Issues

Complete 2009 Hunting Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST (pdf, 18.6mb)

Abridged 2009 Hunting Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST (pdf, 12.7mb - does not contain color-coded Deer Management Zone/Regulation Sets Map, pages 48-49, or Hunter's Showcase, pages 91-96, see below.)


Cover - Page 5 Contains: Table of Contents; License Fee Information; Commissioner's and Director's Messages; Councils; and advertisements. (pdf, 2.0mb)

Pages 6 - 13 Contains: Highlights of Regulation Changes; Reporting Wildlife Violators; Licenses, Permits and Stamps Information; Disabled Vet License Information; and advertisements. (pdf, 1.3mb)

Pages 14 - 20 Contains: Deer Season Permits Information; Emergency Contact Card; Permit and License Agents; and advertisements. (pdf, 1.2mb)

Pages 21 - 33 Contains: Youth Hunt Days Information; General Hunting Regulations; Ten Safety Tips for Crossbow Shooting Success; Farmer Hunting and Permit Information; Deer Hunting Regulations; Firearms, Bows and Ammunition Legal for Deer Hunting; Recovering a Deer After Check Stations Close; Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Information; Deer Management Assistance Program; Youth/Farmer Deer Transportation Tags; and advertisements. (pdf, 1.3mb)

Pages 34 - 41 Contains: Deer Management Zone Descriptions; Be Sure of Your Target and Beyond (Violation Information); How Far Can Your Firearm Shoot; and advertisements. (pdf, 1.0mb)

Pages 42 - 53 (except pages 48-49 below) Contains: Deer Season Regulations Sets;Special Areas Deer Hunting Season Information; and advertisements. (pdf, 585kb)

Pages 48 - 49 Contains: Color-coded Deer Management Zone/Regulation Sets Map with Regulation Set Reference Chart (Zone:Reg Set). (pdf, 1.9mb)

Pages 54 - 68 Contains: 2008-09 Deer Harvest Summaries; Can You Identify a Buck or Doe Fawn?; Hunters Helping the Hungry; Check Station List; Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament; Small Game Regulations and Seasons Summary Table; Coyote/Fox Season; Woodchuck Season; Fall and Spring Turkey Seasons Information; Youth Turkey Hunt; State Federation Information; Turkey Check Stations; Trapping Regulations; and advertisements. (pdf, 2.0mb)

Pages 69 - 79 Contains: The Bird Flu: What You Need to Know; E-mail List Information; Northern Bobwhite Research Guides Management; Blueprint for Bobwhite; Migratory Bird Regulations and Information; Spring 2010 Light Goose Conservation Order; What Do I Need to Hunt Migratory Birds?; September Canada Goose Regulations; Free Waterfowlers Clinic; Report Banded Birds; 2008 Duck Stamp Print Information; What Is a Light Goose Conservation Order? (article); Where to Hunt Light Geese; and advertisements. (pdf, 1.7mb)

Pages 80 - 90 Contains: Cold Water Emergencies; WMA Regulations; WMA Ranges; HUNT SMART Courtesy Card; Garden State Deer Classic and Outstanding Deer Program; Fall and Winter Trout Stocking Information; i-MapNJ Information; Become a Hunter Education Instructor; Wildlife Heritage Festival; Public Deer Hunting Land; Safety Zone Information; Hunting Opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges; Sunrise/Sunset Table; and advertisements. (pdf, 1.7mb)

Pages 91 - 96 Contains: Hunter's Showplace (advertisements). (pdf, 4.3mb)

Pages 97 - 98 Contains: Telephone Directory; and advertisements. (pdf, 650kb)

Digest Advertising
The Division of Fish and Wildlife incorporates advertising in each issue of the New Jersey Fish and Wildlife Digest to defray publishing and printing costs. This responsible use of funding permits the Division to expand communication and outreach efforts with the sportsmen and women who enjoy our wildlife resources.

To advertise in upcoming issues of the Digest (freshwater fishing, marine or hunting), click on the link to our publisher, J. F. Griffin Publishing, or call 413-884-1001.

Past Hunting Issues of the Fish and Wildlife Digest
2008 Hunting Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2007 Hunting Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2006 Hunting Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2005 Hunting Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2004 Hunting Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2003 Hunting Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2002 Hunting Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2001 Hunting Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
2000 Hunting Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST

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