New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife To Stock Dog Training Areas in 2008

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New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife To Stock Dog Training Areas in 2008The Division of Fish and Wildlife will stock a total of 880 quail in eleven (11) wildlife management area (WMA) dog training areas prior to the November 8 opening of the small game 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 the afternoons of October 4, 11, 18 and 25: Whittingham, Pequest, Black River, Clinton, Assunpink, Manasquan, Colliers Mills, Stafford Forge, Glassboro, Millville and Tuckahoe. Please note that the dog training area at Pequest is new and is located on Pequest Rd. between Rt. 46 and Janes Chapel Rd.

Small game hunters with dogs should try to take advantage of these early stockings. Conditioning your hunting dog prior to the opening day of small game season should be part of every hunter’s pre-season regimen.

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, 2008. Regulations regarding the release of game for dog training purposes apply. Call 609-984-0547 for details.