North Zone Region Guide

Guide created on 2017-11-06


Region Exceptions

Scaup duck

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Youth Hunt
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Goldeneye duck

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Youth Hunt
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Black-bellied whistling duck

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Youth Hunt
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Pintail duck

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Youth Hunt
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Mallard duck

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Youth Hunt
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Redhead duck

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Youth Hunt
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Light goose

Dates:
All year
Special:
Applies to hunting duck, coot, merganser, regular season Canada goose, brant, regular season light goose and Youth Waterfowl Days. North Zone: That portion of the State west of the Coastal Zone and north of a line extending west from the Garden State Parkway on NJ 70 to the NJ Turnpike, north on the turnpike to U.S. 206, north on U.S. 206 to U.S. 1 at Trenton, west on U.S. 1 to the Pennsylvania State line in the Delaware River.

White-fronted goose

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
3 in aggregate including Canada and Cackling
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
(Regular Season) — Singly or in aggregate to include Cackling and White-fronted Goose

Dates:
Youth Hunt
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
3 in aggregate including Canada and Cackling
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
(Regular Season) — Singly or in aggregate to include Cackling and White-fronted Goose

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
3 in aggregate including Canada and Cackling
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
(Regular Season) — Singly or in aggregate to include Cackling and White-fronted Goose

Wood duck

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Youth Hunt
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Ring-necked duck

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Youth Hunt
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Coot

Dates:
All year
Special:
Applies to hunting duck, coot, merganser, regular season Canada goose, brant, regular season light goose and Youth Waterfowl Days. North Zone: That portion of the State west of the Coastal Zone and north of a line extending west from the Garden State Parkway on NJ 70 to the NJ Turnpike, north on the turnpike to U.S. 206, north on U.S. 206 to U.S. 1 at Trenton, west on U.S. 1 to the Pennsylvania State line in the Delaware River.

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
15
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit

Dates:
Youth Hunt
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
15
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
15
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit

Ruddy duck

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Youth Hunt
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Canada goose

Dates:
All year
Special:
Applies to hunting duck, coot, merganser, regular season Canada goose, brant, regular season light goose and Youth Waterfowl Days. North Zone: That portion of the State west of the Coastal Zone and north of a line extending west from the Garden State Parkway on NJ 70 to the NJ Turnpike, north on the turnpike to U.S. 206, north on U.S. 206 to U.S. 1 at Trenton, west on U.S. 1 to the Pennsylvania State line in the Delaware River.

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
3 in aggregate including Cackling and White-fronted Goose
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
(Regular Season) — Singly or in aggregate to include Cackling and White-fronted Goose

Dates:
Youth Hunt
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
3 in aggregate including Cackling and White-fronted Goose
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
(Regular Season) — Singly or in aggregate to include Cackling and White-fronted Goose

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
3 in aggregate including Cackling and White-fronted Goose
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
(Regular Season) — Singly or in aggregate to include Cackling and White-fronted Goose

Cackling goose

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
3 in aggregate including Canada and White-fronted Goose
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
(Regular Season) — Singly or in aggregate to include Cackling and White-fronted Goose

Dates:
Youth Hunt
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
3 in aggregate including Canada and White-fronted Goose
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
(Regular Season) — Singly or in aggregate to include Cackling and White-fronted Goose

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
3 in aggregate including Canada and White-fronted Goose
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
(Regular Season) — Singly or in aggregate to include Cackling and White-fronted Goose

Canvasback duck

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Youth Hunt
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Long-tailed duck

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Youth Hunt
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Brant

Dates:
All year
Special:
Applies to hunting duck, coot, merganser, regular season Canada goose, brant, regular season light goose and Youth Waterfowl Days. North Zone: That portion of the State west of the Coastal Zone and north of a line extending west from the Garden State Parkway on NJ 70 to the NJ Turnpike, north on the turnpike to U.S. 206, north on U.S. 206 to U.S. 1 at Trenton, west on U.S. 1 to the Pennsylvania State line in the Delaware River.

Dates:
Youth Hunt
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit

Wigeon duck

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Youth Hunt
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Eider duck

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Youth Hunt
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Bufflehead duck

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Youth Hunt
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Black duck

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Method:
Youth Hunt
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Shovler duck

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Youth Hunt
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Hooded merganser

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
5, only 2 may be hooded
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Mergansers including common, red breasted and hooded, in aggregate of which only 2 may be hooded. Merganser limits are in addition to duck limits

Dates:
Youth Hunt
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
5, only 2 may be hooded
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Mergansers including common, red breasted and hooded, in aggregate of which only 2 may be hooded. Merganser limits are in addition to duck limits

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
5, only 2 may be hooded
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Mergansers including common, red breasted and hooded, in aggregate of which only 2 may be hooded. Merganser limits are in addition to duck limits

Merganser

Dates:
All year
Special:
Applies to hunting duck, coot, merganser, regular season Canada goose, brant, regular season light goose and Youth Waterfowl Days. North Zone: That portion of the State west of the Coastal Zone and north of a line extending west from the Garden State Parkway on NJ 70 to the NJ Turnpike, north on the turnpike to U.S. 206, north on U.S. 206 to U.S. 1 at Trenton, west on U.S. 1 to the Pennsylvania State line in the Delaware River.

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
5, only 2 may be hooded
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Mergansers including common, red breasted and hooded, in aggregate of which only 2 may be hooded. Merganser limits are in addition to duck limits

Dates:
Youth Hunt
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
5, only 2 may be hooded
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Mergansers including common, red breasted and hooded, in aggregate of which only 2 may be hooded. Merganser limits are in addition to duck limits

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
5, only 2 may be hooded
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Mergansers including common, red breasted and hooded, in aggregate of which only 2 may be hooded. Merganser limits are in addition to duck limits

Scoter duck

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Youth Hunt
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Green-winged teal duck

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Youth Hunt
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Gadwall duck

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Youth Hunt
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Duck

Dates:
All year
Special:
Applies to hunting duck, coot, merganser, regular season Canada goose, brant, regular season light goose and Youth Waterfowl Days. North Zone: That portion of the State west of the Coastal Zone and north of a line extending west from the Garden State Parkway on NJ 70 to the NJ Turnpike, north on the turnpike to U.S. 206, north on U.S. 206 to U.S. 1 at Trenton, west on U.S. 1 to the Pennsylvania State line in the Delaware River.

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Method:
Youth Hunt
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Red breasted merganser

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
5, only 2 may be hooded
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Mergansers including common, red breasted and hooded, in aggregate of which only 2 may be hooded. Merganser limits are in addition to duck limits

Dates:
Youth Hunt
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
5, only 2 may be hooded
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Mergansers including common, red breasted and hooded, in aggregate of which only 2 may be hooded. Merganser limits are in addition to duck limits

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
5, only 2 may be hooded
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Mergansers including common, red breasted and hooded, in aggregate of which only 2 may be hooded. Merganser limits are in addition to duck limits

Woodcock

Dates:
All year
Special:
Woodcock Zones North Zone—North of Rt. 70 from Point Pleasant to Camden. South Zone—South of Rt. 70 from Point Pleasant to Camden.

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification
Bag Limit:
3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit

Blue-winged teal duck

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Youth Hunt
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Dates:
Open
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification, NJ Stamp Certification, and Federal Stamp
Bag Limit:
6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck 2, Black-bellied whistling duck 6, Blue-winged teal 6, Bufflehead 6, Canvasback 2, Eider 4, Gadwall 6, Goldeneye 6, Green-winged teal 6, Long-tailed duck 4, Mallard 4 (including no more than 2 hens), Pintail 1, Redhead 2, Ring-necked duck 6, Ruddy duck 6, Scaup 2, Scoter 4, Shoveler 6, Wigeon 6, Wood duck 3
Possession Limit:
Three times the daily limit
Special:
Ducks Limits – 6 ducks in aggregate and may not include more than: Black duck - 2 Black-bellied whistling duck - 6 Blue-winged teal - 6 Bufflehead - 6 Canvasback - 2 Eider - 4 Gadwall - 6 Goldeneye - 6 Green-winged teal - 6 Long-tailed duck - 4 Mallard - 4 (including no more than 2 hens) Pintail - 1 Redhead - 2 Ring-necked duck - 6 Ruddy duck - 6 Scaup - 2 Scoter - 4 Shoveler - 6 Wigeon - 6 Wood duck - 3

Waterfowl hunting

Dates:
All year
Special:
Applies to hunting duck, coot, merganser, regular season Canada goose, brant, regular season light goose and Youth Waterfowl Days. North Zone: That portion of the State west of the Coastal Zone and north of a line extending west from the Garden State Parkway on NJ 70 to the NJ Turnpike, north on the turnpike to U.S. 206, north on U.S. 206 to U.S. 1 at Trenton, west on U.S. 1 to the Pennsylvania State line in the Delaware River.

Activities Available

Waterfowl Hunting
Game Bird Hunting

Methods Available

Illegal: Punt Gun
Illegal: Drug
Unlawful
Illegal: Net See Special
Illegal: Explosive
Illegal: Baiting
Permitted: Electronic Calls And Shotguns Capable Of Holding No More Than 7 Shells (magazine And Chamber)
Non-toxic Shot Required
Tagging Requirements
Prohibited
Illegal: Stupefying Substances
Illegal: Traps See Special
Illegal: Pistol See Special
Motor-vehicle Restrictions, Watercraft Restrictions See Special
Illegal: Live Decoys See Special
Specific Closures See Special
Illegal: Machine Gun
Illegal: Swivel Gun See Special
Illegal: Rifle See Special
Illegal: Fish Hook
Illegal: Battery Gun
Illegal: Poison
Illegal: Aid Of Recorded Or Electronically Amplified Calls Or Sounds Or Imitation Calls Or Sounds
Identification Requirements
Specific Weapons Restrictions, See Special
Youth Hunt
Migratory Bird Hunting Is Not Permitted On Sunday
Permanent Blinds May Not Be Constructed
Illegal: Shotgun Larger Than 10 Gauge
Location Restrictions, See Special
Illegal: Snares See Special

State-wide Species Available

Black-bellied Whistling Duck
Black Duck
Blue-Winged Teal Duck
Brant
Bufflehead Duck
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Canvasback Duck
Clapper Rail
Coot
Crow
Duck
Eider Duck
Gadwall Duck
Gallinule Rail
Goldeneye Duck
Goose
Green-winged Teal Duck
Harlequin Duck
Hooded Merganser
King Rail
Light Goose
Long-tailed Duck
Mallard Duck
Merganser
Moorhen
Mourning Dove
Pintail Duck
Rail
Red Breasted Merganser
Redhead Duck
Ring-necked Duck
Ross's Goose
Ruddy Duck
Scaup Duck
Scoter Duck
Shovler Duck
Snipe
Snow Goose
Sora Rail
Swan
Virginia Rail
White-fronted Goose
Wigeon Duck
Woodcock
Wood Duck

General Regulations

Always check your state's official documentation. See our list of state regulations.