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WMA Alert

The Columbia WMA Dam Removal area is open once again for recreation after completed improvements to the area.

Wild Turkey Alert

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:

Wild Turkey Alert

Report Your Turkey Harvest

Fishing Alert

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.

Trout Fishing Information

WMA Alert

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.

Map of Closure (pdf, 4.92mb)

It's Our Anniversary!

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The times may have changed but one thing remains the same; everyone is excited for the Opening Day of Trout Season!

Join us in celebrating throughout the year as we feature stories and milestones in celebration of our 130th Anniversary!

Latest News

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Seasonal Closures in Five WMAs...

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Highly Pathogenic Avian...

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Bass Catch and Release Reminder...

Recent Updates

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arrow 05/06/22 - Skillful Angler Leaderboard Updated
arrow 05/06/22 - R3 Program - May Newsletter
arrow 05/05/22 - Monthly Bureau Reports - April Uploaded
arrow 05/02/22 - Summer Flounder Regulations Updated
arrow 04/29/22 - NEW VIDEO: Talkin’ Turkey with Lou Gambale
arrow 04/26/22 - Skillful Angler Leaderboard Updated
arrow 04/25/22 - Skillful Angler Leaderboard Updated
arrow 04/21/22 - Skillful Angler Leaderboard Updated
arrow 04/12/22 - 2022-23 Migratory Bird Season Information
arrow 04/08/22 - R3 Program - April Newsletter
arrow 04/08/22 - NEW PAGE: Trout Stocked Waters of New Jersey App
arrow 04/08/22 - NEW PAGE: New Jersey Freshwater Fishing Explorer
arrow 04/06/22 - Monthly Bureau Reports - March Uploaded
arrow 03/18/22 - Freshwater Fisheries Forums - Presentations Uploaded

Upcoming Meetings/Events

arrow 05/12/22 - Marine Fisheries Council Meeting
arrow 05/15/22 - Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament
arrow 05/16/22 - Atlantic Coast Section of the Shellfisheries Council Meeting
arrow 05/25/22 - Endangered and Nongame Species Advisory Committee Meeting
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