N.J. Admin. Code § 7:25-2.20 - Dog training

(a) A person may exercise or train dogs on State Fish and Wildlife Management Areas from May 1 to August 31, inclusive, on the following designated Wildlife Management Areas:
1. Assunpink;
2. Millville;
3. Black River;
4. Clinton;
5. Colliers Mills;
6. Glassboro;
7. Hainesville;
8. Tuckahoe;
9. Manasquan;
10. Stafford Forge; and
11. Whittingham.
(b) A person may exercise or train dogs on any State Wildlife Management Area from September 1 to April 30.
(c) There shall be no exercising or training of dogs on any Wildlife Management Area on the Friday before the opening day of the regular small game season.
(d) All dogs involved with training activities must be properly licensed according to State law.
(e) Pheasants, quail and partridge may be released for dog training on wildlife management areas. The game birds must be obtained from a licensed game breeder. Any person releasing pheasants, quail or partridge in a Wildlife Management Area must have in their possession a "Game Animal--Game Bird Sales Receipt" for the birds to be released. These receipts are provided to licensed game breeders by the Division and are issued by the breeder to the purchaser of game birds.
(f) Pigeons may be used for dog training. However, the shooting of pigeons for dog training is prohibited.
(g) Game birds used for dog training on Wildlife Management Areas may not be brailed or tethered to restrain the bird in any way after release. Mechanical bird holding devices may be used to restrain game birds prior to release. Upon release the game birds used for dog training are subject to all rules and regulations pertaining to seasons, bag limits and methods and means of take specified in the New Jersey Game Code.
(h) No firearms may be used outside of the prescribed hunting seasons for the training of dogs. Starter pistols, dummy launchers and other noise making devices which are not capable of firing a projectile that could cause harm may be used.
(i) Frozen or otherwise preserved game birds obtained during the legal hunting season may be used for dog training purposes.
(j) The release of rabbits, hares, raccoons, and foxes for dog training is prohibited.
(k) The use of call back pens for game birds on any Wildlife Management Area is prohibited.


N.J. Admin. Code § 7:25-2.20
New Rule, R.1995 d.578, effective 11/6/1995.
See: 27 New Jersey Register 1890(a), 27 New Jersey Register 4283(a).
Former 7:25-2.20 recodified as 7:25-2.19.

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