Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  How long is my permit valid?  

All permits sold in on iSportsman are valid until the date of expiration found on your permit.  

Q:  I created an account in iSportsman last year, do I need to create a new account each year?

No, if you already have an iSportsman account you do NOT need to create a new account again!  

Q: Does the Natural Resources Office offer family permits?

No, each individual person must register for his/her own personal account. 

Q:  I've forgotten my username and/or password what do I do?

1.) If you forgot your username and still have a copy of your printed (or electronic) permit, use your
     permit number as your username to log in.   

2.) If you forgot your password and did not enter an email address when you registered, contact the
     Natural Resources office for assistance.

Q: How come I can't see any available permits?

Everyone who wishes to purchase permits on JBMDL.iSportsman must watch the safety brief and correctly answer the questions.  After answering the questions correctly, you'll be able to view the available permits.  

Q: I can't find the permit that I want in the list of available permits and I have viewed the videos?

If you accidentally click to select a permit, the number 1 will appear next to your purchasing cart (as it does with most online shopping websites, like Amazon).  If the permit you have selected is in your cart, it may not be found in the list of available permits.  Some permits can be selected multiple times, but most can only be selected once.  If you cannot find the permit you want in the list of available permits, check your cart: look at the top right of the screen for the blue button that shows your cart. 

Q:  What if I purchased the wrong on-line permit?  

The NRO cannot refund on-line sales.  (ALL SALES ARE FINAL KNOW WHAT YOU ARE PURCHASING)

Q:  How do I know what areas are closed or open?

We require all visitors on the Joint Base Mcguire Dix Lakehurst reservation to check the before entering the JBMDL reservation for area closures.  The JBMDL updates periodically during the day and forecasts closures for 3 days.  Unscheduled closures may occur, in which case you should pay attention to any signs, road closures, and personnel in the field.  

Q:  Can I purchase a day pass for (fishing and or hunting)?

Curently this option is not availble at this time.

Q:  What time can I sign in/out to hunt/fish? 

Hunting/Scouting you can sign in/out 1.5 hours before sunrise and 1.5 hours before sunset.                                                                      Fishing is 30 minutes before sunrise and 30 minutes after sunset.         

Q:  What hunting Zone Is JBMDL located and why is this important?


Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, U.S. Air Force is split into two (2) zones for the state if NJ for white tail deer. The dates vary on the start of the seasons. When hunting on McGuire & Dix it is Zone 37. When Hunting Lakehurst it is zone 53. See page 38 of NJ Digest for map. For Waterfowl JBMDL is in the NORTHEN ZONE                                                                                                                                This important because if you are requred to follow the rules of the zone.          

Q:  Do I Have to report Harvest? 

Yes, Harvest Report Requirement: To be legal, all deer harvested must be reported using Fish and Wildlife’s Automated Harvest Report System at (855) 448-6865 or Hunters will be assigned a Confirmation Number which must be kept with the deer and its parts. See Page 31 of NJ Digest                                                                                                                                               JBMDL also requires self reporting at the the time of check out for the day.