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New Jersey Outdoors Program

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife offers outdoor skills programs throughout the state that are designed to enable participants to learn about and enjoy a variety of outdoor pursuits, including fishing, shooting sports, hunting, birding, kayaking, hiking and more.

These beginner programs are geared toward women through Outdoor Women of New Jersey (OWNJ) workshops and toward families through Outdoor Families of New Jersey (OFNJ) workshops.

Sponsored by:
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Currently scheduled OWNJ and OFNJ workshops are listed below.

November 29 - December 1 - FULL OWNJ Waterfowl Hunt for Beginners Overnight Workshop
Includes the history of waterfowl hunting, waterfowl biology and identification, equipment and techniques, game cooking, and a guided waterfowl hunt.
$50 Sedge Island
Ocean County
To be added to a waiting list e-mail
January 19, 2019 OWNJ Ice Fishing Workshop
An introduction to the sport of ice fishing. The workshop will cover ice safety, staying warm and dry, targeting specific fish species, depth maps, ice fishing equipment, knots, bait selection, and technique. The ice portion of the workshop will be hands-on fishing, with filleting and camp cookery.
More information (pdf, 105kb)
$15 Kitattinny Valley State Park
Sussex County
Registration Form (pdf, 140kb)

Important Information

  • Registration is required for all OWNJ and OFNJ workshops.
  • Reservations are on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Minimum age requirements may apply to workshops, as specified in the registration materials.
  • Licenses are required to be purchased for some workshops, as specified in the registration materials.
  • For more information or questions, call 609-748-4347 or e-mail

    Additional education programs offered by the Division of Fish and Wildlife can be viewed on the Education and Pequest Programs pages.

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    Last Updated: November 9, 2018