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NJ DEP DIVISION OF FISH & WILDLIFE Regulation Set #8

* Note changes approved by Franklin Township Council-July 11, 2017

ZONES: 10, 11, 13*, 14, 15, 36, 49, 50, 51

*Any antlered deer taken in Zone 13 must have at least three antler points on one side of the rack.

Legal hunting hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.

No firearm or bow deer hunting on Sundays per Franklin Township Regulations.

Note: Only one antlerless permit, per zone, may be purchased in each permit season. If a hunter purchases an antlerless permit for more than one zone in a season, the An­­tlered Buck Permit is valid for a ONE TIME USE in only ONE of the corresponding zones for that season. Properly licensed hunters are still limited to ONE antlered buck per season, regardless of the number of antlerless permits purchased.

SEASON 1

Fall Bow

Antlerless only: September 9th-29th
Antlered or antlerless: September 30th – October 27th

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer and ONE antlered deer. Two deer may be taken at a time.

BOW HUNTING ALLOWED from 30 minutes before Sunrise to 30 minutes after dusk

Walkers Allowed – wearing orange
 

Youth Day

BOW ONLY:

September 23, 2017

BOW HUNTING ALLOWED from 30 minutes before Sunrise to 30 minutes after dusk

Walkers Allowed – wearing orange

FIREARM  ONLY:
State of NJ November 18, 2017
Township of Franklin NOT ALLOWING FIREARMS on this day

Season bag limit is one deer of either sex for qualified youth hunters only. Any deer harvested by a qualified youth hunter accompanied by a similarly licensed, non-shooting adult mentor is NOT included as part of the bag limit for the Fall Bow or Six-day Firearm Season.

NO FIREARM HUNTING ALLOWED


SEASON 3A

 

Permit Bow

 

October 28th–December 24th, December 26th-31st

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer. ONE antlered deer may be harvested if the Antlered Buck Bow Permit is purchased. Two deer may be taken at a time. (See Note above.)

BOW HUNTING ALLOWED from 30 minutes before Sunrise to 30 minutes after dusk

Walkers Allowed – wearing orange

SEASON 3B

Permit Muzzleloader

Antlerless deer only: November 20th -22nd, November 24th, December 4th -9th
Antlered or Antlerless December 11th -12th, December 16th -23rd, December 26th – 30th

Antlered or Antlerless January 1st - February 10th

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer. ONE antlered deer may be harvested if the Antlered Buck Muzzleloader Permit is purchased. However, if the hunter chooses not to purchase the Antlered Buck Muzzleloader Permit, then the bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer only. Two deer may be taken at a time. (See Note above.)

FIREARM HUNTING ALLOWED at approved Firearm Locations Negri Nepote and TenMile Run Greenway

  • 30 Minutes before sunrise to 9:00am

  • 3:00pm to 30 minutes past dusk

BOW HUNTING ALLOWED from 30 minutes before Sunrise to 30 minutes after dusk

WALKERS  ALLOWED ONLY FROM 9:30am-2:30pm wearing orange


 

SEASON 2
Six-Day Firearm

December 4th - 9th

Season bag limit is two antlered deer. However, if a hunter harvests two antlered deer, he/she forfeits the opportunity to harvest an antlered deer during the Permit Shotgun Season. Only one buck may be taken at a time.

FIREARM HUNTING ALLOWED at approved Firearm Locations Negri Nepote and Ten Mile Run Greenway

  • 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after dusk

NO TRAILS USERS ALLOWED at Negri Nepote and Ten Mile Run Greenway from 30 minutes before Sunrise to 30 minutes after dusk.  

BOW HUNTING ALLOWED from 30 minutes before Sunrise to 30 minutes after dusk

Walkers Allowed ONLY on Bow Only properties wearing orange


 

SEASON 3B

Permit Shotgun Season

Antlerless deer only: November 20th -22nd, November 24th and December 4th - 9th
Antlered or Antlerless: December 13th - 15th

Antlered or Antlerless: January 1st - February 10th

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer. ONE antlered deer may be harvested if the Antlered Buck Shotgun Permit is purchased. However, if the hunter harvests two antlered deer during the Six-day Firearm Season, then the bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer only. Two deer may be taken at a time. (See Note above.)

FIREARM HUNTING ALLOWED at approved Firearm Locations Negri Nepote and TenMile Run Greenway

  • 30 minutes before sunrise to 9:00AM

  • 3:00PM to 30 minutes past dusk  

BOW HUNTING ALLOWED from 30 minutes before Sunrise to 30 minutes after dusk

WALKERS  ALLOWED ONLY FROM 9:30am-2:30pm wearing orange


 

SEASON 3A
Winter Bow  

January 1st - February 17th

Season bag limit is unlimited antlerless deer and ONE antlered deer.

BOW HUNTING ALLOWED from 30 minutes before Sunrise to 30 minutes after dusk

Walkers allowed on properties wearing Orange

 

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