New Jersey

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Fish and Wildlife is responsible for some 126 Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) throughout the state, all of which allow waterfowl hunting during the appropriate season(s). Black Duck, American Coot, Pintails, Mallards, Mergansers, Redheads, Brant, Wood Duck, Scoters, Eiders, Canada Geese, Snow Geese, Blue Geese, Scaup, and Long-tailed Ducks may be hunted during season and within specified limits.

For detailed information on WMAs, including a listing of WMAs and detailed maps, as well as hunting seasons, bag limits, and licensing requirements please contact the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Fish and Wildlife or visit their web site at www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw.

In addition, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service operates five National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) in New Jersey -- Wallkill, Great Swamp, Supawna Meadows, E.B. Forsythe, and Cape May -- four of which (all but Great Swamp) allow waterfowl hunting in season. Please contact the refuge for specifics or visit their web site through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services' refuge system web site at www.fws.gov/refuges.