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September 5, 2000

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

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife will offer unclaimed turkey permits at selected Division offices throughout the state beginning Sunday, September 24, 2000. This special over-the-counter sale will enable hunters who did not apply for a permit, were not selected in the lottery, or who wish to obtain an extra permit an opportunity to do so.

Unclaimed permits will go on sale September 24, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and will also be sold as long as the supply lasts Monday through Friday starting September 25, between 9 a.m. and 12 noon, and between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Adults interested in purchasing an unclaimed permit must bring their 2000 hunting license along with cash or check for $21 per permit. Young hunters must bring their youth license, hunter education certificate or previous year's youth license and cash or check for $12 per permit.

It is not necessary for the hunter to appear in person, but the individual buying the permit must have the hunter's 2000 hunting license and necessary fee. An individual standing in line on Sunday is limited to purchasing permits for a total of three people. Photocopies of licenses will NOT be accepted.

Additional permits can be purchased for any hunting area with permits still available. Hunters may buy as many permits as they wish, however, in the interest of fairness, hunters may only purchase one permit per license as long as there is a line.

Permits will be sold on a first come, first served basis at the following Division offices:

Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center, nine miles west of Hackettstown on Rt. 46, Oxford in Warren County (Sun. Sept. 24, then Monday through Friday).

Northern Region Office, westbound Rt. 78, take exit 13 to Rt.173; eastbound Rt.78, take exit 12 to Rt.173, Hampton in Hunterdon County (Sun.. Sept. 24, then Monday through Friday).

In addition, permits will be sold weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Trenton office, 501 East State St. (3rd floor), beginning Monday, September 25. There are no Saturday sales at the Trenton office.

Turkey permits are available for the following areas and weeks:

  1           H & I
  2           I**
  3           H & I
  4           H & I **
  5           H & I
  6           H & I
  7           H & I
10           H & I **

PLEASE NOTE: (**) Designates that there are less than 30 permits available in that area and week. 4H will be sold only at the Pequest Trout Hatchery. 10H will be sold only at the Northern Region Office.

For more information on over-the-counter turkey permit sales, please call the 24-hour computerized permit hotline at (609) 292-9192.