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2010 Deer Season and Fall Turkey Permits Available for Sale Tuesday, October 5

September 29, 2010

The NJ DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife reminds hunters that on Tuesday, October 5 at 10:00 a.m. all leftover and unclaimed Fall Turkey Permits and all Deer Permits will become available for sale. Permits will be available until the permit quota is reached or the season ends, whichever comes first.

Permits can be purchased at all license agents or online. Hunters are reminded that permits purchased online will take 7 - 10 business days for delivery. Hunters do have the option of paying for express delivery. Permits are $28.00 for adults and $12.00 for youths.

There was no lottery this year for Special Area Deer Permits. Most Special Area Deer Zone Permits became available for sale on Tuesday, September 7, 2010. A list of permit availability for those and regular permit season zones can be found at

All Fall Turkey Permit lottery award winners are reminded that they have until 11:59 pm on Sunday, October 3 to claim their permit(s). Permits that remain unclaimed will be returned to the permit quota. The fall turkey season is only open in Turkey Hunting Areas 1- 5, 8, 9, 11 and 20 - 22. Hunters should check the Permit Availability Chart at

Reminder: In order to harvest a buck during the Permit Bow, Permit Shotgun or Permit Muzzleloader seasons, you must purchase an Antlered Buck Permit for each season in which you would like to harvest a buck. Each Antlered Buck Permit is $28.00 for adults and $12.00 for youths and is in addition to the regular antlerless deer permit.

NOTE: If you purchase an Antlerless Permit PRIOR to the start of the season, and wish to harvest a buck, you must purchase the Antlered Buck Permit by the dates indicated below. You cannot purchase the Antlered Buck Permit once the season has begun if you have already purchased an antlerless permit for that season.

Antlered Buck Permits must be purchased by the following deadlines:

  • Antlered Buck Permit - Bow - October 30, 2010
  • Antlered Buck Permit - Muzzleloader - November 29, 2010
  • Antlered Buck Permit - Shotgun - December 15, 2010
Please see the 2010 Hunting Digest for more details.

Hunters are also reminded that Turkey Hunting Areas and Deer Management Zones are NOT the same. It is the hunter's responsibility to know in what zone/area and season he/she wants to hunt. Hunters are urged to review their permit before leaving the license agent or completing the online transaction. Once the online transaction is completed or a permit fee is paid for and the buyer leaves the store there will be no returns, exchanges or refunds. There are no exceptions.

For more information visit the Hunting and Trapping Permit Information page at on the division's website.

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