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I've never saw one. I hunt pottersville, bedminster, hillsborough, franklin and branchburg. for about 15-20 years plenty of woodcock never a quail and never a grouse.
 

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There used to be loads of grouse in Sussex. But the maturation of the forests have just about wiped them out in the areas I hunt
 
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i see grouse up in stokes in the fall, also over in the walpack once in ahwile.
 

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When I was a kid In Eatontown we had a few coveys in the fields surrounding the neighborhood. We also had wild Pheasants. It's all Apartments now tho...
 

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Hear tell of some WB in S.NJ but haven't seen any I actually could say ok they are myself.

2 seasons ago due believe I took a wild pheasant myself the bird had ever characterist of a wild bird from back in the day.
 

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Tell me just how do you know wild quail that were released at some point? What do they do that can identify them acutally if one ran into them?
 

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State stocks quail not as many as they used to tho, and not at all WMA's.
When I had a dog I used to hunt them over at Assunpink but I don't think they stock then there anymore.
 

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Wild quail I saw some including a covey in Freehold about 22 years ago.
 

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Guess quail restoration project is bs? Seen grouse every season all over the state. Grouse are here, but elusive. I have heard quail but never seen them. A friend of mine; lives in the princeton area; says he sees them all the time. I think they may be Griggstown convicts though.
 

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My folks moved to Marlton back in 89. I was 15. farms on elmwood rd had bobwhites..i would see them in the mornings when riding my bike. all that ground now has houses on it. sad.

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Yeah, habitat destruction is to blame. My father used to hunt native bobwhites, pheasant and grouse when he was a kid. Pretty much gone now. [down] At least NJ is moving in a good direction preserving land.
 
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