Register Early for the NJ Fish and Wildlife Youth Pheasant Hunt

This year's guided Take a Kid Hunting Pheasant Hunt will take place on Saturday, October 31. Properly licensed and supervised youth hunters have the opportunity to hunt one of the Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) stocked specifically for this program.

Guided morning hunts are offered, however, participants must register HERE. When registration reaches capacity for each WMA, it will no longer appear on the online registration form.

Registration closes on October 16. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Priority will be given to first-time participants and youth who have never had the opportunity to upland hunt are encouraged to take advantage of this program!

COVID-19 safety protocols and social distancing guidelines will be in effect and capacity for participants at each location will be limited. No walk-in participants will be accepted.

Important Note: Given the current travel advisories, a priority will be placed on youth residing in New Jersey. Interested youth from states not on the Governor's current travel advisory list will be placed on a wait-list. Interested youth from states on the Governor's list of 14-day quarantine will be excluded from participating at this time. If their state is removed from the list at a later time and prior to the registration closing date, and slots are still available, they will be allowed to register.

Youth hunters who do not register for the guided hunt can still participate October 31 and November 2-6 on any of the 10 WMAs stocked for the Take a Kid Pheasant Hunting program. Youth hunters must be properly licensed and accompanied by a properly licensed mentor.

If you have any questions, please contact the staff at r3mentoredhunt@dep.nj.gov or (856)-629-1014.