N.J. Admin. Code § 7:25-10.9 - Emergency possession

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

(a) Persons may temporarily possess without permit a game animal or game bird, other than a potentially dangerous species defined at 7:25-10.10, which is orphaned, injured, or displaced provided that:
1. The Division law enforcement office of jurisdiction, DEP Emergency Hotline, or the Wildlife Control Unit is notified of such emergency possession within 12 hours of acquisition;
2. The Division Wildlife Control Unit reviews the case for the purpose of prescribing a course of action that is in the best interest of the animal or bird so possessed; and
3. The emergency possession of the game animal or game bird does not violate any local ordinances or requirements;
4. Contact phone numbers for cases of emergency possession are as follows:
i. Northern Region Law Enforcement Office (201) 735-8240;
ii. Central Region Law Enforcement Office (201) 259-2120;
iii. Southern Region Law Enforcement Office (609) 629-0555;
iv. DEP Emergency Action Hotline (24 hours) (609) 292-7172; and
v. Wildlife Control Unit (201) 735-8793.
(b) The game animal or bird held without a permit therefor shall be surrendered upon demand by the Division.


N.J. Admin. Code § 7:25-10.9

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