The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife will stock a total of 880 quail in eleven (11) Wildlife Management Area dog training areas prior to the November 9 opening of the pheasant/quail season. The quail are stocked for dog training purposes.

The dog training areas are located within the following WMAs (listed north to south) and will be stocked for training on October 5, 12, 19 and 26: Whittingham, Pequest, Black River, Clinton, Assunpink, Manasquan, Colliers Mills, Stafford Forge, Glassboro, Millville and Tuckahoe.

Small game hunters with dogs should try to take advantage of these early stockings. Conditioning your hunting dog prior to opening day of the season should be part of every hunter’s pre-season regimen.

All dogs must be properly licensed. Hunters should note that they may exercise or train dogs on any WMA from September 1 to April 30, however, the exercising or training of dogs is prohibited on any WMA on November 8, 2013. Regulations regarding the release of game for dog training purposes apply.

Dog Training Regulations

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