An Angler’s Paradise
Discover the awesome beauty and outstanding fishing only minutes away from anywhere in the Highlands. A multitude of sparkling lakes and ponds and miles of rivers and streams offer spectacular year round fishing opportunities for trout, musky, walleye, pike, channel catfish, striped bass and more. Go to www.njfishandwildlife.com to find out where the fish are and learn how to get them on the end of your line.
Fishing has Never Been Better in New Jersey!!!
Hunting Opportunities Abound
New Jersey offers sportsmen and women more than 750,000 acres of public open space hunting land that provide a diversity of habitats from hardwood ridges and rolling hills to pine forests and salt marsh. This total includes more than 324,000 acres in 120 Wildlife Management Areas, specifically managed to enhance wildlife populations and provide for wildlife-oriented recreation.
Hunters can enjoy more than a hundred days of deer hunting, including seasons for bow, shotgun and muzzleloading rifle. Multiple bag limits are the rule in most zones. The 2008-09 deer harvest was 53,260. In addition, some of the best waterfowl hunting on the East coast is found in the Garden State. Snow geese, brant, black duck, mallard, bufflehead and a variety of other waterfowl species provide extensive hunting opportunities, especially on the coastal marshes. The Rockport Pheasant Farm produces 55,000 pheasants annually for release on selected Wildlife Management Areas. The wild turkey, reestablished in the late 1970s, continues to increase throughout the state with the population now estimated at 20,000 - 23,000 with an annual harvest of more than 3,000.
Visit the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife website at http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/hunting.htm for more information on the hunting opportunities New Jersey has to offer.