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July 29, 2003


The Division of Fish and Wildlife will offer leftover fall turkey permits at selected Division offices throughout the state beginning Monday, September 29, 2003. 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.

As long as the supply lasts, leftover permits will be sold Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at four Division field offices and the Trenton office. There will be no Saturday sales for Fall Turkey Permits. Persons interested in purchasing an unclaimed permit must bring their 2003 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 in line is limited to purchasing permits for a maximum of three individuals. Photocopies of licenses are not acceptable.

The following Areas are available over-the-counter at the Pequest, Northern Region, Central Region (Assunpink WMA), Southern Region and Trenton offices: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Less than 15 permits remain for Turkey Hunting Area 20. Consequently, those permits will only be available at the Southern Region Office in Sicklerville.

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 WMA), exit 11 off Rt. 195, head north, at second intersection turn right. The office is at the corner of East Branch and Eldridge Rds. Located in Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth County

Main Office, 501 East State Street (3rd floor) in Trenton, Mercer County.

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

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