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August 16, 2001


For more information contact:
Barbara Stoff at (609) 292-9173

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife will offer unclaimed turkey permits at selected Division offices throughout the state beginning Monday, September 24, 2001. This special over-the-counter sale will enable hunters who did not apply for a permit, were not selected in the lottery, or who wish to obtain an extra permit an opportunity to do so.

Unlike previous years, there will be NO Saturday sales. Sales will be held weekdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for as long as the supply lasts. Adults interested in purchasing an unclaimed permit must bring their 2001 hunting license along with cash or check for $21 per permit. Youth hunters must bring their youth license, hunter education certificate or previous year's youth license and cash or check for $12 per permit.

It is not necessary for the hunter to appear in person, but the individual buying the permit must have the hunter's 2001 hunting license and necessary fee. An individual standing in line is limited to purchasing permits for a maximum of three people. Photocopies of licenses will NOT be accepted.

Additional permits can be purchased for any hunting area with permits still available. Hunters may buy as many permits as they wish, however, in the interest of fairness, hunters may only purchase one permit per license as long as there is a line.

Permits will be sold on a first come, first served basis at the following Division offices:

Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center, nine miles west of Hackettstown on Route 46 in Oxford, Warren County.

Northern Region Office, westbound Rt. 78, take exit 13 to Rt. 173; eastbound Rt. 78, take exit 12 to Rt. 173, in Hampton, Hunterdon County.

Trenton Main Office, 501 East State Street on the 3rd Floor, in Trenton, Mercer County.

Permits are available for the following areas and periods:

Area: Week:
1 H & I
2 H** & I
3 H & I
4 H & I
5 H & I
6 H & I
7 H & I
10 H & I

PLEASE NOTE: (**) designates that there are less than 15 permits available in that area and week.

For more information on over-the-counter turkey permit sales please call the 24-hour computerized permit hotline at (609) 292-9192.