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Unclaimed NJ fall turkey and deer permits on sale Oct. 5

From the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife

-- New Jersey hunters are reminded that all leftover and unclaimed fall turkey permits and all deer permits will become available for sale on Oct. 5 at 10a.m. Permits will be available until the permit quota is reached or the season ends, whichever comes first.

Permits can be purchased at all license agents or online. Permits purchased online will take 7 to 10 business days for delivery. Hunters have the option of paying for express delivery.

Fall Turkey Permit lottery award winners have until Oct. 3 to claim their permits. Permits that remain unclaimed will be made available on Oct. 5. The fall turkey season is only open in Turkey Hunting Areas 1- 5, 8, 9, 11 and 20 - 22.

A list of permit availability for deer and turkey permit seasons can be found at www.wildlifelicense.com/nj/ALS/unit_report.php.

To harvest a buck during the Permit Bow, Permit Shotgun or Permit Muzzleloader seasons, hunters must purchase an Antlered Buck Permit for each season in which you would like to harvest a buck. Each Antlered Buck Permit is $28 for adults and $12 for youths, and is in addition to the regular antlerless deer permit.

If a hunter purchases an Antlerless Permit prior to the start of the season, and wishes to harvest a buck, the hunter must purchase the Antlered Buck Permit. Hunters cannot purchase the Antlered Buck Permit after the season has begun if they have already purchased an antlerless permit for that season.

Antlered Buck Permits must be purchased by the following deadlines:

    * Antlered Buck Permit-Bow, Oct. 30
    * Antlered Buck Permit-Muzzleloader, Nov. 29
    * Antlered Buck Permit-Shotgun, Dec. 15  

For more details,  see the 2010 Hunting Digest at http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/dighnt.htm.

Hunters are also reminded that Turkey Hunting Areas and Deer Management Zones are NOT the same. It is the hunter's responsibility to know what zone/area and season he/she wants to hunt. Hunters are urged to review their permit before leaving the license agent or completing the online transaction. Once the online transaction is completed or a permit fee is paid for and the buyer leaves the store there will be no returns, exchanges or refunds, and there are no exceptions.

For more information visit the Hunting and Trapping Permit Information page at http:/www.njfishandwildlife.com/permit_info.htm on the division's website.

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