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NJ opens Rockport WMA for deer, bear hunting

From New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife

-- The refuge status for the Rockport WMA will be lifted to allow New Jersey deer and bear hunters access beginning Dec. 5.

The Game Farm proper, the area around the pens and buildings, remains closed to all hunting.

The pheasant refuge status for the 380-acre area that is posted remains restricted and is closed to pheasant hunting. Department officials hope additional pheasants can be recovered in the coming months as breeding stock for next year's production.

A map of the portion of the WMA that remains closed to pheasant hunting can be viewed at

The area includes the parcels on either side of Rockport Road contiguous with the Game Farm buildings and pens upslope to and including the power line right of way.

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