NEW JERSEY

Deer Forecast 2002

Outdoor Life Online Editor

The northern counties of Hunterdon, Sussex and Warren continue to produce plenty of deer and good bucks. Private land in Somerset County is also productive. There are also some bruisers along the outer coastal areas, particularly in Salem County. Access is always a problem in New Jersey, so plan early and gain permission to hunt. Fine-tuning of the "Earn-a-Buck" program affects some zones; read the new regulations carefully.

Contact: NJDFW (609-292-6686; [www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw).

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