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November 1, 2000


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

According to the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, the mail-in lottery system for issuing special deer hunting permits was able to accommodate most applicants this year. Additional firearm permits will be available for over-the-counter sales on Sunday, November 12.

"Nearly every applicant was successful in getting a shotgun or muzzleloader permit for their first choice in both the first and second lotteries," said Division Director Bob McDowell. "Also, this is the second year that over-the-counter sales will take place on Sunday, so that hunters will not lose any recreational opportunities on Saturday."

The Division of Fish and Wildlife will sell the remaining permits on a first come, first served basis. Shotgun and muzzleloader permits are available for the following zones: 1 - 19, 21 - 31, 33 -61, 63, and 65 - 67. Shotgun permits only are available for zones: 56, 60 and 66. Zones 56 and 66 will be sold only at the Nacote Creek Research Station. Shotgun and muzzleloader permits for zones: 57, 58 and 61 will be sold only at the Nacote Creek Office. Shotgun and muzzleloader permits for zone 59 will be sold only at the Southern Region Office. Shotgun and muzzleloader permits for zone 54 will be sold only at the Pequest Office.

Please note that there are less than 20 shotgun permits available in zones 37, 54, 56 and 59. There are less than 20 muzzleloader permits for zones: 53, 54, 57, 59 and 61.

Permits will be sold from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Sunday, November 12, at the following Division offices:

Pequest Trout Hatchery & Natural Resource Education Center
Seven miles west of Hackettstown on Rt. 46 in Oxford, Warren County.

Northern Region Office
Exit 13 off Rt. 78 west, on Rt. 173 in Hampton, Hunterdon County.

Central Region Office (Assunpink Wildlife Management Area)
Exit 11 off Rt. 195 (east or west), head north, make right at second stop sign and follow road to Assunpink WMA in Robbinsville, Monmouth County.

Southern Region Office (Winslow Wildlife Management Area)
One mile south of Rt. 73 on New Brooklyn-Blue Anchor Road, in Sicklerville, Camden County.

Nacote Creek Research Station
Two miles north of Smithville on Route 9, in Port Republic, Atlantic County.

All of the above offices will sell permits Monday through Friday beginning Monday, November 13, between 9 a.m. and noon and between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. In addition, unclaimed permits will also be sold on weekdays only between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Division's main office at 501 E. State Street in Trenton. The Trenton Office is not open on Sunday, November 12.

Anyone interested in purchasing a shotgun and/or muzzleloader permit must bring their 2000 firearm hunting license and cash or check for $28; youth permits are $12 for those under 16 years of age prior to September 10, 2000. Veterans with a service-connected disability are entitled to one free permit upon presentation of appropriate documentation. It is not necessary for a hunter to appear in person, however, the individual buying the permit must have the hunter's license and the necessary fee. Photocopies will NOT be accepted. Please note that a hunter on line is limited to purchasing permits for a total of three individuals.

For more information, please call the 24-hour computerized Permit Hotline at (609) 292-9192.