Hunting Season in WMA's 2017-2018

trailhead

JORBA: Wildcat/Splitrock
JORBA.ORG
#1
For safety reasons and to avoid interference with hunting activities, access for off road cycling is reduced between September 15th and March 1st, Monday through Saturday. There are no riding restrictions on Sunday though hunting is still permitted.

In Wildcat Ridge WMA we have negotiated that the Wildcat Ridge Trail (Yellow) may be used all days and there are no riding restrictions on Sunday though hunting is still permitted.

Cyclists should make reasonable effort to avoid hunters and wear bright colors to increase visibility.
 

jackx

Well-Known Member
#2
I was riding alone last weekend in Stephen's State Park I surprised a bow hunter.

I should probably try to remember to switch from my black mtb helmet to my orange road helmet when riding solo.
 

trailhead

JORBA: Wildcat/Splitrock
JORBA.ORG
#5
The bear hunt starts Monday 10/9/17, please consider riding elsewhere all next week.
Penalties for interfering with hunting are significant, and the definition of interference is left to the DEP's discretion.
 

jackx

Well-Known Member
#6
The bear hunt starts Monday 10/9/17, please consider riding elsewhere all next week.
Penalties for interfering with hunting are significant, and the definition of interference is left to the DEP's discretion.
Thanks for the heads-up!

Do you know if the bear hunt is legal in all the WMAs in Northern NJ? Or non-WMA areas?