New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife
Corrections to the August 2001 Hunting Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST
The various issues of the Fish and Wildlife Digest contain a large amount of complex regulatory information that is passed back and forth from staff to editor to publisher. Inevitably, errors occur that our readers and staff bring to our attention. Please note the corrections to the errors in each issue that have been brought to our attention. (NOTE: Some, but not all, errors have been corrected in the on-line PDF versions).
On page 5 in the Highlights of Important Changes section, the bulleted items regarding the muzzleloader permit and shotgun permit seasons (column 2, last bullet and column 3 first bullet) are incorrect. Hunters should instead refer to the Deer Regulation Sets beginning on page 34.
On page 12 in the Rifle Permits section, the last sentence should read "No persons under 18 years old may hunt with modern rifles, including centerfire or rimfire."
On page 14 the second set of stocking dates should have included Manasquan WMA (just after Manahawkin).
On page 18 the trapping chart heading should read Season Limits instead of Daily Limits.
On page 23 the Baiting Regulation section is incorrect. It should read "Baiting for deer, whether elevated in a stand or from the ground, is legal. Hunters should check with the landowner or administrative agency of the land before placing bait on their hunting area. Baiting is not permitted on National Wildlife Refuges or on the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area."
On pages 34-36 the regulation sets list no hours for deer hunting. Deer hunting hours for all seasons are ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset.
On Page 59 the date for the Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament is incorrect. The correct date is October 7, 2001.
Regarding the special youth deer hunt, only properly licensed youth hunters may harvest a deer with a firearm during this special hunt, not the accompanying licensed adult. This restriction does not apply to properly licensed bowhunters, who may hunt on November 17, when the fall bow season is open statewide.