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The NJDEP's Division of Fish and Wildlife, in cooperation with the NJ State Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, is conducting the annual Youth Pheasant Hunt this Saturday, November 1, 2014. The hunt is part of the Division's Take a Kid Hunting program which provides opportunities for young hunters to learn and experience hunting in a non-competitive atmosphere prior to the regular season opening day.
Registration for the morning's guided hunts has closed, but the following Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) will re-open to self-guided hunting at 1:00 p.m. No registration is necessary for the self-guided hunt, but only those possessing a Youth Hunting License may hunt. The hunt will take place on the following areas:
Whittingham
Black River
Clinton
Assunpink
Colliers Mills
Millville
Peaslee
Winslow​
The Division is pleased to announce that the areas will be restocked with additional birds after the guided hunts in the morning conclude. The freshly stocked WMAs will reopen at 1:00 p.m. for youth hunters. All birds are reared at the Division of Fish and Wildlife's Rockport Pheasant Farm.
Those not registered for a guided hunt in the morning will still have plenty of shot opportunities in the afternoon. The Division recognizes how busy the sport and school schedules are for today's youth. Having this opportunity to hunt these extra birds in the afternoon makes bird hunting for all of our youth more accessible.
Remember, all youth must have a valid Youth Hunting License and be under the direct supervision of a non-hunting licensed adult. The daily bag limit of two birds of either sex still applies.
The Flatbrook and Glassboro WMAs will be open all day beginning at 8:00 a.m. youth hunters. Both of these locations will also receive additional birds. Additional information on other hunting opportunities through the Division's Take A Kid Hunting Program is available at www.njfishandwildlife.com/takekidhunting.htm on the Division's site.
 

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Nice! I guided the youth day for 7 years, but this year I have to work, but I will try and get to Whittingham by 2 pm after work with my boy and see if we can help a few kids get some birds after the guided hunts.
 

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If I wanted to guild can I just show up with my dog in the afternoon in the parking lot and see if anyone would like to hunt over him ?
 

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I'm headed to Flatbrook as well with my first time hunter and no dog. I could probably have someone with a dog come out but I know she is starting out and adding the dog element to it is a variable that may be exciting to her but I would rather have her focused on looking for birds.

She is really safe as some of the members on here know but maybe I'm being overprotective of here and the dog she would be with. Anyone think differently please chime in. Would love to get her with a dog at some point. Not sure first pheasant hunt is the way to go.
 

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I will be at Assunpink with my dogs …Ive been dog handling there for 5 yrs…its the best !!!! I always hang out after so if any kid wants to hunt over a dog after 1 pm Look for the Big Guy with the Boykins !!!!!
 

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This is first year I am not planning on attending. I ran Gunnar for the past 4 years, during youth day and enjoy each and every time at the Mill.
 

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I'm headed to Flatbrook as well with my first time hunter and no dog. I could probably have someone with a dog come out but I know she is starting out and adding the dog element to it is a variable that may be exciting to her but I would rather have her focused on looking for birds.

She is really safe as some of the members on here know but maybe I'm being overprotective of here and the dog she would be with. Anyone think differently please chime in. Would love to get her with a dog at some point. Not sure first pheasant hunt is the way to go.
I'd be happy to guide for her if you like, I've found youth hunters to be safer than most adults! I'm sure she'll do fine, but I wouldn't make it to flatbrook untill somewhere around 3:00 the earliest, most folks should be done by then and the left over birds should be moving again. Let me know, other wise I'll be a Whittingham if the rain holds off.
 
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