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March 21, 2002


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

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife will sell leftover turkey permits at selected Division offices throughout the State beginning Saturday, March 30, 2002. 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.

On March 30, the leftover spring season permits will be sold between 9 a.m. and 12 noon at five Division field offices. Additionally and as long as the supply lasts, leftover permits will be sold Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at five Division field offices and the Trenton office beginning Monday, April 1, 2002. Persons interested in purchasing an unclaimed permit must bring their 2002 hunting license and cash or check for $21 (for each adult permit) or $12 (for each youth permit).

Hunters need not be present to purchase permits over-the-counter. A person may purchase a permit for a hunter who is unable to attend the over-the-counter sale if they have the absent hunter's valid hunting license. However, a hunter on line is limited to purchasing permits for a maximum of three individuals. Photocopies of licenses are not acceptable.

The following zones are available over-the-counter at any Division office:

1  	A, B, C, D, E, G				10		A*, B, C, D, E, G*
2	B, C, D, E, G* 					11		C, D, E
3	A*, B, C, D, E, G 				12		B, C, D, E
4	B, C, D, E					14		A*, B, C, D, E, G
5	A, B, C, D, E, G*				15		B, C, D, E 
6	A, B, C, D, E, G				16		A, B, C, D, E, G
7	A, B, C, D, E, G				20		B, C, D, E, G
8	B, C, D, E					21		C, D, E, G
9	C, D, E						22		B, C, D, E, G*

**   Less than 10 permits left
*     Less than 25 permits left

The following zones are available Only at the office indicated:

2		A** 	Pequest							
21		B**	Southern Regional Office

**   Less than 10 permits left
*     Less than 25 permits left

Spring Season Hunting Periods:
A. Monday, April 15 - Friday, April 19, 2002
B. Monday, April 22 - Friday, April 26, 2002
C. Monday, April 29 - Friday, May 3, 2002
D. Monday, May 6 - Friday, May 10, 2002
E. Monday, May 13 - Friday, May 17, 2002 and also Monday, May 20 - Friday, May 24, 2002
G. Saturdays: April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18, 2002

Over-the-Counter Sales Locations Are:
Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center, nine miles west of Hackettstown on Rt. 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
Southern Region Office, one mile south of Rt. 73 on Blue Anchor Rd. in Sicklerville, Camden County
Central Region Office (Assunpink), exit 11 off Rt. 195, head north, at second intersection turn right, follow road until it forms a T. The office is a white house directly ahead. Located in Robbinsville, Monmouth County
Nacote Creek Research Station, two miles north of Smithville on Rt.9 in Port Republic, Atlantic County
Main Office, 501 East State Street (3rd floor) in Trenton, Mercer County beginning Monday, April 1, 2002. There are no Saturday sales at the Trenton office.

For more information on over-the-counter turkey permit sales, please call the 24-hour computerized permit hotline at (609) 292-9192. The fall turkey permit lottery will be conducted after the spring lottery. Permits and non-selection notices will be mailed in early July. The Division does not anticipate having leftover fall season permits after the mail-in lottery.