Hunting/Trapping Information

JB MDL Hunting Permit Required

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst provides a unique hunting experience within some of the most pristine protected terrain in all of New Jersey. Over 42,000 acres of protected habitat and a regulated natural resources program ensure prime conditions for all levels of hunters. 


Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping on JB MDL are controlled by access categories. The online Safety Brief (which must be taken before any permits can be purchased) outlines which user types can access each area.



Trapping is permitted on JBMDL with a special permit.  Trappers must have a valid New Jersey trapper’s permit and must obtain a JBMDL trapping permit. Beaver trapping requires Natural Resources approval*.

Pheasants are stocked on the Range Area of the base and the Lakehurst Area. Two separate permits exist for pheasants in the Range Area vs. the Lakehurst Area.

Range Area Pheasants (RA): Require an NJ Hunting license with a Pheasant stamp. It also requires a RA Pheasant license, but the Dix Area pheasant license is free of cost.

Lakehurst Area Pheasants (LA): Does not require an NJ Pheasant stamp but does require a LA area Pheasant stamp for a fee.


For seasons and more information, refer to the  NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife at