N.J. Admin. Code § 7:25-10.6 - Game animals and game birds for which a permit is required for possession

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) A permit shall be required for possession of game animals including the following mammals:
1. Eastern cottontail rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus);
2. Whitetail jackrabbit (Lepus townsendi);
3. Blacktail jackrabbit (Lepus californicus);
4. European hare (Lepus europaeus);
5. Eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis);
6. Woodchuck (Marmota monax);
7. Beaver (Castor canadensis);
8. River otter (Lutra canadensis);
9. Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus);
10. Nutria (Myocaster coypus);
11. Mink (Mustela vison);
12. Weasel (Mustela spp.);
13. Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana);
14. Striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis);
15. Raccoon (Procyon lotor);
16. Red fox (Vulpes vulpes);
17. Gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus);
18. Coyote (Canis latrans);
19. Black bear (Ursus americanus);
20. Bobcat (Felis rufus);
21. Whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus).
(b) A permit shall be required for possession of the following game birds:
1. Family Anatidae:
i. Geese;
ii. Brant;
iii. Tundra swans; and
iv. Whistling, dabbling, diving, and sea ducks;
2. Family Rallidae:
i. Rails;
ii. Moorhens;
iii. Coots; and
iv. Mud hens;
3. Family Charadriidae:
i. Plovers;
ii. Surf birds; and
iii. Shorebirds;
4. Family Scolopacidae:
i. Sand pipers;
ii. Woodcock;
iii. Snipe;
iv. Curlews; and
v. Tattlers;
5. Family Meleagrididae:
i. Wild turkeys;
6. Family Tetraonidae:
i. Grouse; and
ii. Prairie chickens;
7. Family Phasianidae:
i. Pheasants;
ii. Partridges; and
iii. Quails;
8. Family Columbidae:
i. Mourning dove; and
9. Family Corvidae:
i. Common crow.
(c) The division may issue a permit for the possession of the mammals or birds listed in (a) and (b) above provided the applicant has satisfactorily met the criteria contained within 7:25-10.8.


N.J. Admin. Code § 7:25-10.6

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