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Spring Turkey Permit Sale Information


March 22, 2021

Spring turkey permits not claimed in the lottery by the March 24 deadline and all other permits go on sale Monday, March 29 at 10:00 a.m. Permits will be available on a first come, first served basis. Permits will be available online and at license agents.

Hunters should check the Permit Availability Chart after the lottery deadline - if a large number of permits for the Area/Period you want are available please wait to avoid difficulty logging in. There was a greater than 22% increase in lottery applications so leftover permits will be more limited in several Areas/Periods then in past years. Those awarded permits may miss out on getting their permits if they do not claim them by the deadline; unclaimed permits will be placed in the OTC sale and fewer permits will be available in this year's OTC sale.

All hunters are encouraged to log into the license website NOW to become familiar with the site and to verify their personal information is correct. Personal information can be updated by selecting Edit Personal Profile. If you are unable to log in contact our staff at

Youths with a valid Youth License are guaranteed their first permit will be a "Y" permit in the over-the-counter sale for the Area of their choosing. A "Y" permit is valid in all Periods (until a turkey is harvested).

Beginning Monday at 10:00 a.m. permits will be available online by selecting Purchase Licenses after logging in. Note that after making your selection the permits will be in the Cart. 

General sale information is found on the Permit Information page.

Permit Availability Chart
Get Permits Online
Get Permits At License Agent
Turkey Hunting Area Map
Hunting & Trapping Explorer - Know Your Hunting Location
Spring Turkey Hunting Season Regulations and Information (pdf, 785kb)
Turkey Hunting Area Boundary Descriptions (pdf, 100kb)

Wild Turkey in New Jersey Information

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Last Updated: March 22, 2021