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August 26, 2002


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 three Division offices beginning Monday, September 23, 2002. 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. The Fall Turkey Season is Monday, October 28 - Saturday, November 2, 2002.

Permits are only available for the following Turkey Hunting Areas: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10. Sales will be held weekdays ONLY from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for as long as the supply lasts. Adults interested in purchasing an unclaimed permit must bring their 2002 hunting license along with cash or check for $21 per permit. Youth 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 2002 hunting license and necessary fee. An individual standing in line is limited to purchasing permits for a maximum 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 Route 46 in Oxford, Warren County.

Northern Region Office, westbound Rt. 78, take exit 13 to Rt. 173; eastbound Rt. 78, take exit 12 to Rt. 173, in Hampton, Hunterdon County.

Trenton Main Office, 501 East State Street, Third Floor, in Trenton, Mercer County.

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