Pheasant and Bobwhite Quail Stocking Planned for Central and Southern Region WMAs
Trenton, NJ –-(AmmoLand.com)- The NJDEP's Division of Fish and Wildlife has decided that pheasants will be stocked for Thursday, December 24 on central and southern region Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs).
The 1,160 pheasants that were not stocked for December 22 on central and southern region WMAs will be evenly distributed amongst the last 3 stocking days in those regions for December 24, 29 and 31.
The pheasant stocking allocations for northern region WMAs remain as originally scheduled for December 24, 29 and 31.
Progress on the road and parking area snow clearing in the southern and central regions will be sufficient to stock pheasants and to provide vehicle access for hunters on December 24. However, hunters should be prepared for difficult hunting conditions due to snow cover in excess of 20 inches on some WMAs.
A decision has also been made to stock bobwhite quail on Greenwood and Peaslee WMAs for December 29 and December 31. The 800 quail from the cancelled stockings for December 22 and 24 will be added to the 1,200 quail scheduled for stocking on December 29 and 31.
The WMAs affected by the pheasant stocking cancellation for December 22, which will receive extra birds for the December 24, 29 and 31 stockings include:
Assunpink, Colliers Mills, Fort Dix, Howardsville, Manahawkin, Manasquan, Medford and Stafford Ford.
Dix, Glassboro, Heislerville, Mad Horse, Millville, Nantuxent, Port Republic, Tuckahoe and Winslow
If any further stocking changes are necessitated by severe weather, they will be posted on the Division website at http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/news/2009/stockingchange12-09.htm .