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2005 Hunting Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST

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The Hunting Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST is published in August. It is available on this website in its entirety and in individual segments in PDF format.

Complete 2005 Hunting Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST (14.7mb)

2005 Hunting Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST (7.8mb - without color-coded Deer Management Zone/Regulation Sets Map, pages 34-35 - see below)

Pages 1 - 6 Contains: Cover, Table of Contents, License Fee Information, Commissioner's and Director's Messages, Councils, and advertisements. (pdf, 420kb)

Pages 7 - 17 Contains: License, Permit and Stamp Information; Disabled Vet License Information, Deer Season Permit Application and Information, State Federation Information, 2005 Duck Stamp Print Information, and advertisements. (pdf, 1.1mb)

Pages 18 - 33 & 36 Contains: Identifying the Gender of Antlerless Deer in the Field (article); Yellow Black Mouth Curs (article); Highlights of Important Changes in Regulations, Youth Hunt Days Information, General Hunting Regulations, Deer Hunting Regulations; 2004-05 Deer Harvest Summaries and advertisements. (pdf, 1.3mb)

Pages 34 - 35 Contains: Color-coded Deer Management Zone/Regulation Sets Map with Regulation Set Reference Chart (Zone:Reg Set), (pdf, 6.7mb)
Color-coded Deer Management Zone/Regulation Sets Map with Regulation Set Reference Chart (Zone:Reg Set), (jpg, 174kb)

Pages 37 - 54 Contains: Deer Management Zone Descriptions (see DMZ 5 Correction Page), Deer Season Regulation Sets, Special Area Hunting Season Information, Check Station List, and advertisements. (pdf, 1.4mb)

Pages 55 - 69 Contains: Black Bear Season Regulations; Small Game Regulations and Seasons Summary Table, Trapping Regulations, Turkey Seasons Information, Migratory Bird Regulations, WMA Regulations, Garden State Deer Classic; HUNT SMART Courtesy Card, Outstanding Deer Program; and advertisements. (pdf, 800kb)

Pages 70 - 81 Contains: White-tailed Deer Alter NJ Forests (article); Conservation Officer of the Year; New Point-of-Sale License System; Chronic Wasting Disease Information; Aggressive Turkeys Concern Suburban Dweller (article); Wildlife Heritage Festival; Fall and Winter Trout Stocking Information; Upland Game Bird Report Form; Declining Bobwhite - An Update (article); Adopt-A-Duck Banding Site Information; and advertisements. (pdf, 895kb)

Pages 82 - 87 Contains: Public Deer Hunting Land; Safety Zone Information; Hunting Opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges; i-MapNJ Information; Outdoor Skills Workshops for Women, Become a Hunter Education Instructor; Sunrise/Sunset Table; and Classified and other advertisements. (pdf, 1.7mb)

Pages 88 - 90 Contains: Telephone Directory; and advertisements. (pdf, 420kb)

Digest Advertising
The Division of Fish and Wildlife incorporates advertising in each issue of the New Jersey Fish and Wildlife Digest to defray publishing and printing costs. This responsible use of funding permits the Division to expand communication and outreach efforts with the sportsmen and women who enjoy our wildlife resources.

To advertise in upcoming issues of the Digest (freshwater fishing, marine or hunting), click on the link to our publisher, J. F. Griffin Publishing, or call 413-884-1001.

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