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Sept. 25, 2003


The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protectionís Division of Fish and Wildlife will stock a total of 800 quail on wildlife management areas (WMAs) with dog training sites prior to the Nov. 8 opening of the small game season. The following WMAs will be stocked with quail for dog training purposes on Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25: Whittingham, Black River, Clinton, Assunpink, Manasquan, Colliers Mills, Stafford Forge, Glassboro, Millville and Tuckahoe.

Small game hunters with dogs should try to take advantage of these early stockings. Conditioning your hunting dog prior to the opening day of small game season should be part of every hunterís pre-season regimen.

Hunters should note that they may exercise or train dogs on any WMA from Sept. 1 to April 30, however, the exercising or training of dogs is prohibited on any WMA on Nov. 7, 2003. Regulations regarding the release of game for dog training purposes do apply. Call (609) 984-0547 for more details.

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