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January 28, 2000

For more information contact:
Permit Hotline at (609) 292-9192

According to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife, the 2000 Turkey Hunting Permit Application and Season Information Supplement will be available at license agents and Division offices statewide in early February. As a result, the application period for filing 2000 turkey permit applications has been extended to February 29. All applications must be postmarked by February 29.

"Hunters interested in obtaining 2000 turkey permits should note that quotas for several zones and periods have been increased," said Division Director Bob McDowell. "There are also two three-day fall hunting periods now, so applying through the mail is extremely important to helping ensure your chances of receiving a permit."

Hunters with a 2000 firearm or archery license may apply for up to two spring season turkey permits, as well as one fall season permit. The price per permit for adults is $21; the cost per permit for youths under the age of 16 is $12.

In the event permits are available after the mail-in lottery, they will be sold at selected Division offices throughout the state. Call the 24-hour computerized permit hotline at (609) 292-9192 in mid-April for more information regarding these sales.