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2006-07 Pheasant and Quail Stocking Information

November 8, 2006

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protectionís Division of Fish and Wildlife will begin stocking pheasant and quail on November 10 in preparation for the 2006-07 hunting season. Birds will be released on 25 wildlife management areas (WMAs), as well as the Fort Dix Military Reservation and Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Stocking will continue through December 30 with a total release of 55,000 pheasants and 5,200 quail.

Opening Day of the pheasant and quail season is Saturday, November 11.

Pheasants are raised at the Division of Fish and Wildlifeís historic Rockport Pheasant Farm in Mansfield, Warren County, while quail will be purchased from a private facility. Pheasant and quail stocked for hunting are paid for by sportsmen and women through the purchase of a Pheasant and Quail stamp.

The New Jersey Fish and Game Council has again approved the release of the entire Pheasant and Quail stocking schedule for the 2006-2007 hunting season. The number of pheasants and quail stocked each day is available to all hunters on the Divisionís Web site, linked below as well as from the Small Game Hunting page or by calling 609-259-2132.

This year, the Fort Dix Military Reservation has again lifted its stringent security ban and will allow pheasants to be stocked for hunting on November 14, 16, 21, 28, 30 and December 21.

A total of 5,200 quail will be stocked on the Greenwood Forest and Peaslee WMAs. Each area will receive 2,600 birds distributed up to Thanksgiving Day weekend. After the holiday weekend and until the end of the stocking season, a total of 2,000 pheasants will be stocked on the Greenwood and Peaslee WMAs (1,000 birds on each).

The Division reminds sportsmen and women that the pheasant and quail stocking list is tentative and may change due to inclement weather. Also, individuals hunting for pheasant and quail on stocked WMAs must possess a New Jersey Pheasant and Quail Stamp in addition to a valid firearm hunting license.

The following is a list of New Jersey wildlife management areas, as well as the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area that will be stocked with pheasant and quail. A printable PDF version, and an HTML version, of the schedule, are linked from the Small Game Hunting page and below.

In the northern region, a total of 27,760 pheasants will be released on the Flatbrook, Whittingham, Walpack, Black River, Berkshire Valley, Pequest and Clinton Wildlife Management Areas for hunting on November 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30 and December 2, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30. The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area will be stocked with pheasants for November 11, 18, 23, 25 and December 2, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30.

In the central region, a total of 13,740 pheasants will be stocked on the Colliers Mills, Fort Dix, Howardsville, Manahawkin, Stafford Forge, Medford, Assunpink, Manasquan and Greenwood Forest Wildlife Management Areas. The Colliers Mills and Assunpink Wildlife Management Areas will have birds for hunting on November 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30 and December 2, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30. The Howardsville, Manahawkin, Medford, Manasquan, and Stafford Forge Wildlife Management Areas will have birds on November 11, 18, 23, 25 and December 2, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30.

A total of 13,500 pheasants are scheduled to stocked in the southern region on the Glassboro, Dix, Mad Horse, Millville, Nantuxent, Port Republic, Tuckahoe, Winslow, Heislerville and Peaslee Wildlife Management Areas. The Glassboro, Dix, Millville, Nantuxent, Port Republic and Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Areas will have birds on November 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30 and December 2, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30. Mad Horse, Winslow and Heislerville Wildlife Management Areas will have birds on November 11, 18, 23, 25 and December 2, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30.

The 5,200 quail will be stocked evenly between the Greenwood Forest (2,600 birds) and Peaslee (2,600 birds) Wildlife Management Areas through Thanksgiving Day weekend. Quail will be available for hunting on November 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23 and 25. A total of 2,000 pheasants will be stocked evenly between these two areas (1,000 pheasants on each) after the Thanksgiving Day weekend and until the end of the stocking season. Pheasants will be available for hunting on November 28, 30 and December 2, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30.

2006 Pheasant Distribution Schedule (pdf, 13kb)
2006 Pheasant Distribution Schedule (html, 91kb)
2006 Quail Distribution Schedule for Greenwood Forest and Peaslee WMAs (pdf, 9kb)
2006 Quail Distribution Schedule for Greenwood Forest and Peaslee WMAs (html, 36kb)

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Last Updated: August, 2006