To hunt deer on Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, hunters must purchase the appropriate Zone 56, 57, 58, and/or 70 permit through the State of New Jersey. Purchasing a Zone 22, 42 or 51 permit does not allow hunters to hunt anywhere on the refuge. Only designated sections of the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR are open for deer hunting; all other areas are closed.
Deer hunters who purchase a Forsythe NWR zone permit will be mailed hunt maps, additional information, and parking permits. Hunters should consult the below general regulations and deer management zone maps for additional information. (All files are in .pdf format and require Adobe Reader to view.)
Migratory Bird Hunting
Migratory bird hunting on the refuge is permitted only in certain hunt units, on a first-come, first served basis in accordance with all applicable state and federal regulations. Hunters should consult the current New Jersey Fish and Wildlife Digest, as well as the current NJ Migratory Bird Regulations Supplement. Some hunt units have additional special regulations. Hunters should consult the below general regulations and migratory bird hunt unit maps for additional information. (All files are in .pdf format and require Adobe Reader to view.)