Please note that the State of New Jersey does not have a saltwater fishing license, but the State does require all saltwater anglers to register with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection. Registration can be done online at: http://www.nj.gov/dep/saltwaterregistry/.
The State of New Jersey offers free Hunting and Freshwater Fishing Licenses to eligible New Jersey National Guardsmen.
While each type of license has specific eligibility criteria that needs to be met prior to being issued, below are the general criteria they all share:
For the purposes of this licensing, “Initial Active Duty for Training” means Basic Military Training for members of the NJ Air National Guard Members and Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training for members of the NJ Army National Guard.
The following required documentation must be submitted to apply for a NJ National Guard Hunting or Freshwater Fishing License:
Mail the completed documentation to:
NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs ATTN: MSG(ret) Robert J. Greco (IASD-ASB-RALV) PO Box 340 Trenton, NJ 08625-0340
If applying for a Freshwater Fishing Licenses, you can complete our online fishing license application form in place of the NJDMAVA Form 799-1/2, and mail in the other required documentation separately.
The NJ Child Support Certification is required by the State of New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife prior to issue of a Hunting and/or Freshwater Fishing License. The certification is valid for one year, 1 January to 31 December, and must be renewed annually.
If the certification is not submitted with NJ National Guard Hunting and Freshwater Fishing application, one will be mailed to applicant and must be returned prior to issue of license.
The certification license application must be filled out completely and clearly and signed by applicant. It must be returned to this office within 30 days or original application will be rejected.
The certification may be obtained online from Division of Fish and Wildlife website using the instructions below, and must be attached to New Jersey Hunting or Fishing License application.
To access and complete the NJ Child Support Certification Application go to: