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April 9, 2001


For more information contact:
Carole Kandoth at 609-292-9173

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife will offer leftover turkey permits at selected Division offices throughout the state beginning Saturday, April 14. This special over-the-counter sale will enable hunters who did not apply for a permit, were not selected in the lottery, or who wish to obtain an extra permit an opportunity to do so.

Leftover spring season permits will go on sale Saturday, April 14, 2001 between 9 a.m. and 12 noon at five Division field offices. In addition and as long as the supply lasts, leftover permits will be sold Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 12 noon and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at five Division field offices and the Trenton office beginning Monday, April 16, 2001. Persons interested in purchasing an unclaimed permit must bring their 2001 hunting license and cash or check for $21 (for each adult permit) or $12 (for each youth permit).

Hunters need not be present to purchase permits over-the-counter. A person may purchase a permit for a hunter who is unable to attend the over-the-counter sale if they have the absent hunter's valid hunting license. However, a hunter on line is limited to purchasing permits for a maximum of three individuals. License photocopies are not acceptable.

Over-the-Counter Sales Locations Are:

Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center, nine miles west of Hackettstown on Rt. 46, Oxford, in Warren County

Northern Region Office, westbound Rt. 78, take exit 13 to Rt.173; eastbound Rt.78, take exit 12 to Rt.173, Hampton, in Hunterdon County

Southern Region Office, one mile south of Rt. 73 on Blue Anchor Rd., in Sicklerville, Camden County

Assunpink Wildlife Management Area Office, exit 11 off Rt. 195, head north, at second intersection turn right, follow road until it forms a T. The office is a white house directly ahead. Located in Robbinsville, Monmouth County

Nacote Creek Research Center, two miles north of Smithville on Rt.9, in Atlantic County

Main Office, 501 East State Street (3rd floor), Trenton, Mercer County beginning Monday, April 16. There are no Saturday sales at the Trenton office.

The following zones are available over-the-counter:

1  	B**, C, D and J, K, L, M		10	C** and J, K, L, M
2	J, K, L, M				11		L
3	B**, C, D and J, K, L, M		12	C*, D and J, K, L, M
4	K, L, M					14	C, D* and J, K, L, M
5	J, K, L, M				15	C*, D* and K, L, M
6	C and J, K, L, M			16	B*, C, D and J, K, L, M
7	C, D and J, K, L, M			20	K**, L, M
8	K, L, M					21	C and K**, L, M
9	K, L, M					22	C*, D* and J, K, L, M

**   Less than 10 permits left
*     Less than 20 permits left

Spring Season General Hunting Periods		Spring Season Private Hunting Periods 
A.	Mon. 4/23 - Fri. 4/2701			J.	Mon. 4/23 - Sat. 4/28/01
B.	Mon. 4/30 - Fri. 5/4/01			K.	Mon. 4/30 - Sat. 5/5/01
C.	Mon. 5/7 - Fri. 5/11/01			L.	Mon. 5/7 - Sat. 5/12/01
D.	Mon. 5/14 - Fri. 5/18/01 and		M.	Mon. 5/14 - Sat. 5/19/01 and
	Mon. 5/21 - Fri. 5/25/01			Mon. 5/21 - Fri. 5/25/01

For more information on over-the-counter turkey permit sales, please call the 24-hour computerized permit hotline at (609) 292-9192. The fall turkey permit lottery will be conducted after the spring lottery. Permits and non-selection notices will be mailed by July 2, 2001. The Division does not anticipate having leftover fall season permits after the mail-in lottery.