The NJ DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is reminding hunters that there have been extensive changes to hunting and trapping regulations for the 2013-2014 seasons.  These changes involve a reorganization of the Deer Regulation Sets, an expansion of weaponry and ammunition available for coyote hunting, the ability to take a coyote incidental to spring turkey hunting, the addition of air guns for the taking of squirrel, rabbit and hare, spring turkey hunting hours, and more.

These and other changes are highlighted on page 6 of the 2013-14 NJ Hunting and Trapping Digest which is now available on the Division’s website in PDF format.  Print versions are now scheduled to arrive on August 29 (an earlier message had them arriving this week; we apologize for any confusion).

Hunters should note that on page 62 in the Coyote/Fox season chart, the modern rifle ammunition now legal should be listed to include .17 caliber rimfire and centerfire rounds-not .177 which is an air gun projectile.

Also, on page 74, a clarification on modern rifle ammunition now allowed for hunting coyote and fox on WMAs during the special permit season include .17 and .22 caliber rimfire or .17 and up to .25 caliber centerfire ammo. See the chart on Digest page 62 for additional ammunition restrictions. We apologize for any confusion.

Detailed information about the changes are found throughout the Digest, along with regular season information and feature articles. To view the Digest now, visit on the Division’s website.

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