With turkey populations restored statewide, Garden State hunters can enjoy some of the finest turkey hunting on the East Coast. Youth hunters will get the first chance to harvest a bird during the Youth Turkey Hunting Day scheduled for Saturday, April 19.
Youth hunters with a Youth License who have obtained a turkey permit may begin their spring turkey season on this day prior to the opening of the regular season. Youth hunters are also guaranteed a permit for the area of their choice.
Permits for most areas and periods remain available and can be purchased at license agents and online.
For more information on this year’s season, including permit information, hunting area recommendations, check in requirements, check station updates and more, visit www.njfishandwildlife.com on the Division’s website.