Hunters heading into New Jersey’s woods and fields for next week’s Six-day Firearm Deer Season are reminded to use the Automated Harvest Report System to report their deer. The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife instituted the AHRS to replace the mandatory deer check station.
Knowing the information requested to report a deer will speed the process. Hunters are encouraged to visit the AHRS page at http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/ahrs.htm for information on using the system, including the Deer Hunting Location Viewer. The Viewer assists in determining the zone, county, township and management unit before heading into the field.
Deer can be reported via the Internet or a toll-free number. Due to the anticipated high volume of hunters reporting deer, those who have smart phones and access to the Internet may find it faster and more convenient to report harvests online rather than possibly have long hold times on the phone.
Note that hunters reporting harvests via a smartphone will be sent an e-mail containing their Harvest Confirmation Number and an optional text message (note that users who receive texts will get charged for their carrier costs). In order to take advantage of mobile device deer harvest reporting, hunters must make sure the phone number listed in their CID# profile reflects their cell phone.
To report a deer via the internet, log in at http://www.nj.wildlifelicense.com/ ; to report a deer via telephone call 855-I-HUNT-NJ (855-448-6865).
For information on deer and deer hunting in New Jersey, visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/deer.htm on the Division’s website.
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