Now is the time to wear your orange blaze when you are out and about outdoors in some areas of New Jersey. It's hunting season and a hat, vest, or jacket, is a good idea - even one for your dog, especially if you let him off the leash.
The NJ Hiking blog has some good advice and reminders about Hiking in NJ During Hunting Season
The deer season runs September through February with bow season being early and then specific date ranges for shotguns. The new bear season was scheduled for today through the 11th. Small game season runs throughout the year - check http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/smgame_info.htm
There are some park areas that are closed on certain dates of shotgun season. For example, in Morris County, Pyramid Mountain, Black River, & Schooley's Mountain are closed on dates in December, January and February.
When I used to volunteer at the Pequest Education center, we got lots of questions about the confusing NJ hunting regulations.
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You can also try out some of the non-hunting park areas such as Cheesequake State Park, Watchung Reservation and South Mountain. More on that tomorrow.