For more information on Hunting in the state of New Jersey Please visit the NJ Fish and Wildlife website.
The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife issues licenses, stamps and permits for hunting, fishing and trapping. Purchasers of hunting and fishing licenses and permits have their profile identified by a lifetime Conservation Identification Number (CID#). This unique number appears on all licenses, permits and stamps. A customer record and CID# is established on the license Web site, or at an agent the first time a person purchases a license. (See CID information below.)
Some licenses and permits, such as Freshwater Fishing Licenses or Horseback Riding Permits, can be purchased and printed using a home computer system. A NJ Driver License is required for resident licenses purchased online.
All NJ fishing and hunting licenses expire on December 31 regardless of when purchased. Deer permits for zones where the season extends into the next calendar year remain valid, but a current year's license is required.