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Application Period Now Open for Fall Turkey Season Permits

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife reminds hunters that the Fall Turkey Season Permit Application period opened on August 1 and will close at 11:59 pm on August 31, 2013. Applications can be made at any license agent or on-line. Fall Turkey Season is Saturday, October 26 to Saturday, November 2, 2013.

Successful applicants will be notified during the week of September 9. Applicants can review their lottery application and see lottery results at Hunters can change the area they apply for prior to the close of the application period.

Successful applicants must claim awarded permits prior to the 11:59 p.m. deadline on Sunday, September 29. All unclaimed permits will be returned to the quota and become available on a first-come, first-served basis for over-the-counter sales. There are no exceptions.

All leftover and unclaimed permits will be available on a first come first serve basis beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 1. Leftover permits can be purchased at license agent and/or at Permits will be available as long as the permit supply lasts or the season ends. If you decide to use the Internet you cannot print the permits from home. They must be mailed, and can take 7 – 10 business days (additional shipping charges apply).


Fall Turkey Season is open for the following Turkey Hunting Areas only: 1-5, 8, 9, 11 and 20-22.

Boundary descriptions for all THAs, along with fall season regulations, can be found in the 2013 Wild Turkey Hunting Season Information Booklet (pdf, 485kb – NOTE: On page 6, the following six WMAs are incorrectly included in THA 16 but are actually within THA 22: Cape May Wetlands, Gibson Creek, Great Egg Harbor, Makepeace Lake, Maple Lake, and Tuckahoe).

Summary of Important Dates and Deadlines for Fall Turkey Permits

Turkey Permit Lottery Application Period August 1 to August 31, 2013
Turkey Lottery Award Notification and Permit Pickup September 9 until September 29 at 11:59 p.m.
Farmer Turkey Permits September 9 at 10:00 a.m. until end of season
Fall Turkey Permit Over-the-Counter Sales October 1 at 10:00 a.m. until end of season