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October 14, 1999

For more information, contact:
Patrick Carr at 908-735-7088

Saturday, November 6, marks the fifth anniversary of the New Jersey Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife's "Take A Kid Hunting" Youth Pheasant Hunt. Properly licensed youth hunters between the ages of 10 and 15, accompanied by a licensed, non-shooting adult, can hunt on the following nine stocked wildlife management areas (WMAs) throughout the state.

"The 'Take A Kid Pheasant Hunt' is specifically designed to increase a young hunter's opportunity for harvesting a pheasant in a setting that encourages responsible and safe hunting practices," said Division Director Bob McDowell.

Youngsters who possess a Juvenile Hunting License or a Junior-Senior Hunting License may hunt for pheasants on the Assunpink (Monmouth County), Black River (Morris County), Clinton (Hunterdon County), Colliers Mills (Ocean County), Flatbrook (Sussex County), Glassboro (Gloucester County), Millville (Cumberland County), Peaslee (Cumberland County) and Whittingham (Sussex County) WMAs. Hunting hours are from 3 p.m. to sunset, EXCEPT on the Flatbrook and Glassboro WMAs when hours are from 8 a.m. to sunset. There is no registration for these times on these areas. A special Pheasant and Quail Stamp is not required.

Also, properly licensed youths accompanied by a licensed, non-shooting adult, may hunt on licensed semi-wild preserves on November 6. Youngsters can hunt for pheasants, quail and/or chukars from 8 a.m. to sunset. This is a great opportunity for hunters that belong to semi-wild preserves to introduce youngsters to the sport of upland bird hunting in a non-competitive atmosphere.