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2009 Spring Turkey Permit Information

March 25, 2009

Permit Availability Report

Spring turkey hunting begins with the Youth Hunt on April 11 followed by the opening of the regular season on April 13. The upcoming spring season quota is 29,250 permits.

Hunters who applied and were awarded Spring Turkey Hunting Permits have until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 29 to claim their awarded permits. Those who applied for permits through the lottery should have already received notifications of their results in the lottery. Applicants that did not receive an email or postcard notification can check to see if they were successful in obtaining a permit through the online license and permit Web site.

Awarded permits that remain unclaimed after 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 29 WILL be reallocated and become available for the Over-The-Counter Sale of Leftover Permits. All leftover and unclaimed permits will be available on a first come first serve basis beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31.

Leftover Permits can be purchased at license agents and/or via the license website. Permits will be available as long as the permit supply lasts or the season ends. If you decide to use the Internet you cannot print the permits from home. They must be mailed, and can take 7 - 10 business days (additional shipping charges apply.) An up-to-date chart of all leftover permits will become available at www.wildlifelicense.com/nj/ALS/unit_report.php.

Many of the more popular zone and period combinations sold out in the lottery, and depending upon how many awarded permits are claimed, they may not be available for over the counter sales. These include: 9G, 11G, 12 A, 12 B, 12G, 14A, 14B, 14G, 15A, 15B, 15G, 16A, 16G, 20A, 20G, 21A, 21B, 21G, 22A, 22B and 22G. Hunters who were hoping to obtain permits for these zone and period combinations are urged to remember to apply for the lottery next year.

The table below shows the number of permits that were not awarded in the lottery. This DOES NOT accurately reflect the number of permits available for sale for the Over-the-Counter Sales. The number of permits should not decrease and will likely increase once any unclaimed awarded permits are reallocated. The best and most reliable list of permits available for sale will be posted at www.wildlifelicense.com/nj/ALS/unit_report.php. That page is continually updated to account for real time permit sales.

PERMITS NOT AWARDED IN LOTTERY
Turkey
Hunting
Area
A PERIOD B PERIOD C PERIOD D PERIOD E PERIOD G PERIOD
1 123 213 230 236 233 108
2 154 245 308 307 299 102
3 73 100 109 108 109 70
4 97 192 227 232 228 14
5 95 259 308 317 313 67
6 360 441 481 491 488 310
7 388 469 491 494 490 347
8 108 225 311 310 290 100
9 39 121 199 202 198 0
10 93 136 147 160 150 78
11 79 178 270 290 273 0
12 0 0 129 155 149 0
14 0 0 81 159 108 0
15 0 0 73 148 99 0
16 0 103 184 191 182 0
20 0 63 403 470 415 0
21 0 0 143 220 186 0
22 0 0 93 104 99 0

Wild Turkey in New Jersey

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Last Updated: March 25, 2009