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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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Currently scheduled OWNJ and OFNJ workshops are listed below.

November 2 OWNJ Intro To Upland
This workshop will introduce women to the sport of upland bird hunting and its equipment, techniques, and where to enjoy it. Experience an upland hunt for pheasants to take home for the table!.
Information (pdf, 115kb)
FREE Game Creek Hunting Farms
Salem County
Registration Form (pdf, 145kb)
December 5-7 OWNJ Women's Waterfowl Hunt for Beginners
Includes the history of waterfowl hunting, waterfowl biology and identification, equipment and techniques, game cooking, and a guided waterfowl hunt.
More Information (pdf, 1.6mb)
$50 Sedge Island
Ocean County
February 15 OWNJ Ice Fishing
Information Coming Soon
$10 Kittatinny Valley State Park
Sussex County
Registration Information Coming Soon

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 609-748-4347 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: November 7, 2019