The 2008-2009 New Jersey Quail hunting season is set by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife with consent from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. These two entities determine all aspects of this hunting season, including the dates of this hunting season, the number of Bobwhite Quail that each hunter can kill and the time of day that hunters can participate in this hunting season. The area of the state where the quail hunting season is open, the licenses and permits required by each hunter and the weapons or methods of take that can be used during this hunting season are also determined by these two governing entities. Anyone interested in this hunting season must be aware of these rules and regulations and must abide by them in order to legally hunt Bobwhite Quail in New Jersey.
The state of New Jersey is divided into two parts during the 2008-2009 quail hunting season. The area north of Route 33 has an open quail hunting season on November 8, 2008 through December 6, 2008, December 15 and 16, 2008 and on December 18, 2008 through February 16, 2009. Quail hunters who participate in this hunting season, north of Route 33, can legally take a daily bag limit of 7 Bobwhite Quail. Quail hunters who hunt south of Route 33 in New Jersey have an open season on November 8, 2008 through December 6, 2008, December 15 and 16, 2008 and on December 18, 2008 through January 31, 2009. These hunters can take a daily bag limit of 4 Bobwhite Quail. Hunters, both north of Route 33 and south of Route 33 have from sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset to hunt quail during the open season days, except for the opening day, November 8, 2008, when hunting season begins at 8 a.m.
Bobwhite Quail hunters who take part in the 2008-2009 New Jersey Quail hunting season are required by law to have a current and valid New Jersey hunting license. Residents of New Jersey are required to carry a Resident Firearm Hunting License or an All-Around Sportsman License while non-residents of New Jersey can choose from a Non-resident Firearm Hunting License or a Non-resident 2-day Small Game Firearm Hunting License. Hunter’s education certificate of completion is also required for any hunter who is enjoying their first hunting season.
The last rule or regulation that hunters, both residents of New Jersey or not, must abide by is the weapons that they can use during this hunting season. These hunters can use a 10 gauge or smaller shotgun that can only hold 3 shotgun shells or they can use archery equipment.