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New Jersey Outdoors Program

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife offers outdoor skills programs throughout the state that are designed to enable participants to learn about and enjoy a variety of outdoor pursuits, including fishing, shooting sports, hunting, birding, kayaking, hiking and more.

These beginner programs are geared toward women through Outdoor Women of New Jersey (OWNJ) workshops and toward families through Outdoor Families of New Jersey (OFNJ) workshops.

Sponsored by:
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Upcoming OWNJ and OFNJ workshops will be posted below when they are scheduled. To receive the workshop registration materials when they become available, please send your name, mailing address and e-mail address to

Examples of recent OWNJ and OFNJ workshops include:

  • Sedge Island Sampler - Included bay fishing, crabbing, clamming, kayaking, nature journaling, terrapin talk.

  • Fishing, Birding and Outdoor Survival Skills Workshop - Included freshwater fishing instruction, kayak fishing information, birding instruction and outdoor survival skills basics with wild edibles and game cooking.

  • Waterfowl Hunt for Beginners Overnight Workshop - Included the history of waterfowl hunting, waterfowl biology and identification, equipment and techniques, game cooking, and a guided waterfowl hunt.

Important Information

  • Registration is required for all OWNJ and OFNJ workshops.
  • Reservations are on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Minimum age requirements may apply to workshops, as specified in the registration materials.
  • Licenses are required to be purchased for some workshops, as specified in the registration materials.
  • For more information or questions, call 609-259-6961 or e-mail

    Additional education programs offered by the Division of Fish and Wildlife can be viewed on the Education and Pequest Programs pages.

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    Last Updated: January 12, 2018