October 2, 2002
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife will stock a total of 800 quail on wildlife management areas (WMAs) with dog training sites prior to the November 9 opening of the small game season. The following WMAs will be stocked with quail for dog training purposes on October 5, 12, 19 and 26: Whittingham, Black River, Clinton, Assunpink, Manasquan, Colliers Mills, Stafford Forge, Glassboro, Millville and Tuckahoe.
Small game hunters with dogs should try to take advantage of these early stockings. Conditioning your hunting dog prior to the opening day of small game season should be part of every hunter's pre-season regimen.
Hunters should note that they may exercise or train dogs on any WMA from September 1 to April 30, however, the exercising or training of dogs is prohibited on any WMA on November 8, 2002. Regulations regarding the release of game for dog training purposes do apply. Call 609-984-0547 for more details.