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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do we go?

Most of the lessons and hunts take place in northern New Jersey.

Do I need a license?

Anytime you are hunting you will need a state issued license, and depending on the season and species you may also need additional permits.  You do not need a license to take a lesson.  You do not need any kind of gun permit to participate in either activity.

How do I get a license? 

Most of the time, we make a stop to purchase your license during the apprentice hunt.  The first time you purchase a hunting license in any state, you have to appear in person to present identification and your hunter's education credentials, so you will need to go to an official New Jersey license agent.  After that you can order it online.  If you have not taken the hunter education course, you most likely are eligible for an apprentice license which allows you to hunt with a mentor without having taken the course first.

What does the license cost?

This varies quite a bit depending on your residency and what we're hunting.  The full breakdown of license costs can be found on the NJ DEP website.  Sometimes all you will need is a basic firearm or archery license.  Sometimes you will need additional permits.  If you are a resident of New Jersey, you get a lower price on your licenses.

When can we go?

We can go for lessons year round.  Deer hunts begin on the second Saturday of Sept. and run through the third Saturday of Feb.  Turkey hunts are late April through early June.

When do we meet?

This is determined by what time sunrise and sunset are, so it varies.  For lessons and apprentice hunts we usually meet in the morning around 8:00 or 9:00 AM.  For hunts we sometimes meet as early as 4:00 AM.

When do we finish?