2012-2013 Hunting and Trapping Digest
Portions of this Digest are available in enlarged format for the visually impaired. To request a black and white, large format Digest, write to: NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife, Large Format Hunting Digest, Mail Code 501-03, P.O. Box 420, Trenton, NJ 08625-0420.
The Hunting and Trapping Digest is published in August. It is available on this website in PDF format in its entirety and individual segments. Print versions will be available at Division offices and license agents the last week of August. An interactive digital version is available on the publisher's website.
Deer Regulation Sets, as well as small game and migratory bird season summaries, are available on the Regulations page.
Complete 2012-13 Hunting and Trapping Digest (pdf, 18.9mb)
Abridged 2012-13 Hunting and Trapping Digest (pdf, 16.0mb - does not contain color-coded Deer Management Zone/Regulation Sets Map, pages 48-49, or Hunter's Showplace, pages 90-95, see below.)
Pages 6 - 15 Contains: Highlights of Regulation Changes; Law Office and Regulation Information; Operation Game Thief; Licenses, Permits and Stamps Information; Disabled Vet License Information; E-mail List Information; and advertisements. (pdf, 2.3mb)
Pages 22 - 33 Contains: Youth Hunt Days Information; General Hunting Regulations; Ten Safety Tips for Crossbow Shooting Success; Farmer Hunting and Permit Information; Emergency Contact Card; Deer Harvest Report Cards; Deer Hunting Regulations; Firearms, Bows and Ammunition Legal for Deer Hunting; Report Your Harvest Using the New Automated Harvest Report System; and advertisements. (pdf, 665kb)
Pages 48 - 49 Contains: Color-coded Deer Management Zone/Regulation Sets Map with Regulation Set Reference Chart (Zone:Reg Set). (pdf, 885kb)
Pages 56 - 69 Contains: 2011-12 Deer Harvest Summaries; "Living the Dream - Hunting and Fishing at Age 98" (article); Bear Hunting Regulations; NJ Quail Project; Small Game Regulations and Seasons Summary Table; Coyote/Fox Season; Woodchuck Season; Fall and Spring Turkey Seasons; Youth Turkey Hunt; Turkey Check Stations; Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament; eRegulations; and advertisements. (pdf, 2.4mb)
Pages 70 - 73 Contains: Trapping Regulations; Migratory Bird Regulations; September Canada Goose Regulations; Report Banded Birds; What Do I Need to Hunt Migratory Birds?; Free Waterfowlers Clinic; and advertisements. (pdf, 1.1mb)
Pages 74 - 81 Contains: WMA Regulations; WMA Ranges; HUNT SMART Courtesy Card; Garden State Deer Classic; Outstanding Deer Program; Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration 75th Anniversary (article); and advertisements. (pdf, 3.6mb)
Pages 82 - 87 Contains: National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP); NJ Hunting and Fishing "Pocket Ranger" Mobile App; Fall and Winter Trout Stocking Information; Become a Hunter Education Instructor; Sunrise/Sunset Table; and advertisements. (pdf, 1.0mb)
Pages 88 - 98 Contains: Public Deer Hunting Land; Safety Zone Information; Hunting Opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges; Hunter's Showplace (classified advertisements); Telephone Directory; and advertisements. (pdf, 3.5mb)
To advertise in upcoming issues of the Digest (freshwater fishing, marine or hunting), click on the link to our publisher, J. F. Griffin Publishing, www.jfgriffin.com or call 413-884-1001.
To advertise in upcoming issues of the Digest (freshwater fishing, marine or hunting), click on the link to our publisher, J. F. Griffin Publishing, www.jfgriffin.com or call 413-884-1001.Past Hunting Issues of the Fish and Wildlife Digest