The Division of Fish and Wildlife issues licenses to operate semi-wild shooting preserves for pheasant, quail and partridge. Applicants for semi-wild licenses must provide proof that at least one pheasant, quail and/or partridge will be stocked for each acre of land on preserves less than 200 acres in size. Preserves greater than 200 acres in size must stock a minimum of 200 birds. All harvested birds must be tagged with game bird tags sold by the Division for $0.15 each. Prior to issuing a license to first time applicants, a field inspection of the proposed preserve may be conducted.
Interested applicants must be the owner or lessee of the property to be licensed. Below are links to documents related to semi-wild shooting preserves. Questions should be directed to 609-984-6213.
Semi-wild Shooting Preserve Information Sheet (pdf, 140kb)
Captive Game Regulations (pdf, 39kb)
NJ Northern Bobwhite Action Plan
Semi-wild Shooting Preserve Permit Application Letter (pdf, 135kb)
Semi-wild Shooting Preserve Permit Application Form (pdf, 190kb)
Semi-wild Shooting Preserve Permit Renewal Application Form (pdf, 195kb)
Preserve Daily Stocking Record (pdf, 34kb)
Preserve Daily Kill Sheet (pdf, 5kb)
Verification of Leased Property Form (pdf, 140kb)
Semi-wild Preserve Sign - Sample (pdf, 17kb)
Game Bird Importation Application Form (pdf, 75kb)
NJ Game Bird Suppliers (pdf, 110kb) Note: List is not all-inclusive; a permitted seller will provide a temporary permit.
Semi-Wild Preserve Permit Annual Report & Harvest Report (pdf, 180kb)