Lakehurst section (Zone 53)

Be advised when Hunting (white tail deer) on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, U.S. Air Force is split into two (2) zones for the state if NJ refer to page . 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.

iSportman online Sign in/out for deer hunting is 1.5 hours before sunrise and 1.5 hours past sunset. Legal hunting hours still apply.

To report your deer, call (855) I HUNT NJ or (855) 448-6865 or https://www.njfishandwildlife.org/ahrs.htm

(Zone 53) Lakehurst section ONLY of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, U.S. Air Force, that formerly consisted of Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station (Zone 53)

 

The Lakehurst section (Zone 53) is open ONLY to those with authorization to access the base. Hunters wishing to hunt Zone 53 must have approval from the administrative authority of Lakehurst (Zone 53) and the Navy Lakehurst Rod and Gun Club before purchasing a Zone 53 permit. For more information, contact (732) 323-2911.

Fall Bow Season: Sept. 11–Oct. 1, 2021, first deer must be antlerless. Oct. 2–Oct. 29, 2021, antlered or antlerless deer. Bag limit: unlimited antlerless deer and ONE antlered deer. Two deer may be taken at one time.

 

Permit Bow Season: Oct. 29–Dec. 24 and 26–31, 2021; Bag limit: unlimited antlerless deer. In addition, hunters who purchase an Antlered Buck Bow Permit may harvest ONE antlered deer. Two deer may be taken at one time.

 

Six-day Firearm Season: Dec. 6–11, 2021; Bag limit: two antlered deer. However, if a hunter harvests two antlered deer, they forfeit the opportunity to harvest an antlered deer during the Permit Shotgun Season. Only one buck may be taken at a time.

 

Permit Muzzleloader Season: Nov. 27, 29 and 30 and Dec. 1–4, 13–24, 27–31, 2021 and Jan. 1–8, 2022; Bag limit: unlimited antlerless deer. In addition, hunters who purchase an Antlered Buck Muzzleloader Permit may harvest ONE antlered deer.

 

Permit Shotgun Season: Dec. 6–11 and 15–17, 2021 and Jan. 1–8, 2022; Bag limit: unlimited antlerless deer. In addition, hunters who purchase an Antlered Buck Shotgun Permit may harvest ONE antlered deer. However, for hunters who harvest two antlered deer during the Six-day Firearm Season, the bag limit in the Permit Shotgun Season is restricted to unlimited antlerless deer only.

 

Winter Bow Season: Jan. 1–Feb. 19, 2022; Bag limit: two deer—only one may be antlered.