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2022-23 New Jersey Hunting and Trapping Digest

At the time of publication of the Hunting Digest, the 2022 Black Bear Season was closed, but due to an emergency rule, there is a 2022 hunting season. For more information please view the Bear Hunting Season Information Page.

Complete 2022-23 Hunting & Trapping Issue of the New Jersey Fish and Wildlife Digest (pdf)

2022-23 New Jersey Hunting and Trapping Digest


The 2022-23 Hunting and Trapping Digest is available on this website in PDF format.

Segments of the 2022-23 NJ Hunting & Trapping Digest

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Publisher’s 2022-23 New Jersey Hunting & Trapping Digest

Print versions are available at license agents.

Digest Advertising

NJDEP Fish & Wildlife incorporates advertising in each issue of the Fish & Wildlife Digest to defray publishing and printing costs. This responsible use of funding permits the agency 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), contact J. F. Griffin Media at 413-884-1001 or

Digest Segments

Cover – Page 6 (pdf)• Table of Contents
• Councils, Mission and Goals
• Assistant Commissioner’s Message
• Wildlife Restoration Program
• Mentored Hunting
Pages 7 – 19 (pdf)• Welcome to Hunting in New Jersey
• Licenses, Permits, and Stamps
• Where to Buy
• Law Enforcement
Pages 20 – 27 (pdf)• Take a Kid Hunting
• Where to Hunt
• Where to Practice
• General Hunting Regulations
Pages 28 – 47 (pdf)• Deer Regulations
Page 48 (pdf)• Black Bear Season Closed
Pages 49 – 53 (pdf)• Turkey Regulations
Pages 54 – 56 (pdf)• Upland Game Bird Regulations
Pages 57 – 60 (pdf)• Small Game Regulations
Pages 61 – 65 (pdf)• Migratory Bird Regulations
Pages 66 – 68 (pdf)• Trapping Regulations
Pages 69 – 82 (pdf)• Wildlife Management Area Regulations
• Farmer Regulations
• Wildlife Programs
• Outdoor Programs
• Sunrise and Sunset
• Hunter’s Showplace
• Telephone Directory

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