NJ Extra Bear Tags Available November 21st

New Jersey DEP Fish & Wildlife, Bear Hunting Magazine

The New Jersey DEP Division of Fish & Wildlife released a statement today regarding the extra permits available in their state. Over-the-counter sale of leftover and unclaimed black bear hunting permits will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 21. Hunters can possess two permits each for a different zone - but the bag limit is still one bear.

A total of 10,000 black bear hunting permits, allocated by black bear hunting areas, were initially available to properly licensed hunters and farmer hunters. The numbers of permits which will be available when the OTC sale begins are as follows:

Bear Hunting Area 1: 328
Bear Hunting Area 2: 1,729
Bear Hunting Area 3: 1,817
Bear Hunting Area 4: 1,286

The permit availability chart will be updated continually in real time after Monday's sale opening. The chart can be viewed at www.nj.wildlifelicense.com/ALS/unit_report.php.

A current, valid NJ Firearm or All-around Hunting License is required to purchase a permit. Sales will continue until the season ends or the permit quota is reached. There is a non-refundable processing fee of $2.00 per permit.

Permits can be purchased online at www.nj.wildlifelicense.com or at license agents. If a hunter wishes to purchase two permits they must be purchased in two separate transactions (they apologize for this inconvenience). Those purchasing permits online need to allow sufficient time for the mailed permits to arrive (up to 7-10 business days) or pay for expedited shipping.

NOTE: It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that their purchase is for the correct area(s). All permit sales are final, with no exceptions.

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