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September 21, 2014The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife will stock a total of 880 quail in eleven (11) Wildlife Management Area dog training areas prior to the November 8 opening of the pheasant/quail season. The quail are stocked for dog training purposes.
The dog training areas are located within the following WMAs (listed north to south) and will be stocked for training on October 4, 14, 18 and 25: Whittingham, Pequest, Black River, Clinton, Assunpink, Manasquan, Colliers Mills, Stafford Forge, Glassboro, Millville and Tuckahoe.
Small game hunters with dogs should try to take advantage of these early stockings. Conditioning your hunting dog prior to opening day of the season should be part of every hunter’s pre-season regimen.
All dogs must be properly licensed. Hunters should note that they may exercise or train dogs on any WMA from September 1 to April 30, however, the exercising or training of dogs is prohibited on any WMA on November 7, 2014. Regulations regarding the release of game for dog training purposes apply.


http://njfishandwildlife.com/news/2014/dogtrain14.htm
 

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Thats great news i was wondering if the state would do that for us someday ..im glad they do ....is this some thing that they have always done ????
 

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The Rules
http://njfishandwildlife.com/pdf/dogtrainrules.pdf
NEW JERSEY ADMINISTRATIVE CODE 7:25-2:20 – Dog Training(a)
A person may exercise or train dogs on State Fish and Wildlife Management Areas from May 1 to August 31, inclusive, on the following designated Wildlife Management Areas:
1. Assunpink; 2. Millville; 3. Black River; 4. Clinton;
5. ColliersMills; 6. Glassboro; 7. Hainesville; 8. Tuckahoe;
9. Manasquan; 10. Stafford Forge; and 11. Whittingham.
(b) A person may exercise or train dogs on any State Wildlife Management Area from September 1 to April 30.
(c) There shall be no exercising or training of dogs on any Wildlife Management Area on the Friday before the opening day of the regular small game season.
(d) All dogs involved with training activities must be properly licensed according to State law.
(e) Pheasants, quail and partridge may be released for dog training on Wildlife Management Areas. The game birds must be obtained from a licensed game breeder. Any person releasing pheasants, quail or partridge in a Wildlife Management Area must have in their possession a “Game Animal – Game Bird Sales Receipt” for the birds to be released. These receipts are provided to licensed game breeders by the Division and are issued by the breeder to the purchaser of game birds.
(f) Pigeons may be used for dog training. However, the shooting of pigeons for dog training is prohibited.
(g) Game birds used for dog training on Wildlife Management Areas may not be brailed or tethered to restrain the bird in any way after release. Mechanical bird holding devices may be used to restrain game birds prior to release. Upon release, the game birds used for dog training are subject to all rules and regulations pertaining to seasons, bag limits and methods and means of take specified in the New Jersey Game Code.(h) No firearms may be used outside of the prescribed hunting seasons for the training of dogs. Starter pistols, dummies launchers and other noise making devices, which are not capable of firing a projectile that could cause harm, may be used.
(i) Frozen or otherwise preserved game birds obtained during the legal hunting season may be used for dog training purposes.
(j) The release of rabbits, hares, raccoons, and foxes for dog training is prohibited.
(k) The use of call back pens for game birds on any Wildlife Management Area is prohibited.
New Rule, R.1995 d.578, effective November 6, 1995. See: 27 N.J.R. 1890(a), 27 N.J.R. 4283(1). Former 7:25-2.20 recodified as 7:25-2.19.
 

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FWIW -

There were two field trials at Greenwood Forest just recently. They stocked somewhere in the vicinity of 150-200 quail for those 2 trials, so there should be some still around. in the Quail Management area.

One more place to train for you South Jersey folks.

RayG
 
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